Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano // SF

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Experience Omar Sosa’s fusion of jazz, world music, hip-hop, and electronic elements with his Afro-Cuban roots. Grammy-nominated 7 times.

Dates: April 20th- 23rd at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium.

When Omar Sosa talks about his formative influences, he always starts with Camagüey, the inland bastion of Afro-Cuban culture where he was born and raised.

Before moving to Havana as a teenager to study piano at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música, he devoted himself to percussion and marimba at Camagüey’s rigorous conservatory. He’s traveled far and wide over the past three decades, but always seems to find his way back home.

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When Omar Sosa talks about his formative influences, he always starts with Camagüey, the inland bastion of Afro-Cuban culture where he was born and raised.

Before moving to Havana as a teenager to study piano at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música, he devoted himself to percussion and marimba at Camagüey’s rigorous conservatory. He’s traveled far and wide over the past three decades, but always seems to find his way back home.

His celebrated Quarteto AfroCubano, a virtuosic electro-acoustic ensemble he introduced on 2013’s Real Live (Otá Records), features fellow Camagüeyanos Leandro Saint-Hill on saxophones, flute and vocals, and Ernesto Simpson on drums and vocals (with Mozambique native Childo Tomas providing the elastic pulse on electric bass, kalimba and vocals). The quartet’s lush, mercurial sound takes on new rhythmic dimensions with special guest percussionist John Santos, an invaluable creative catalyst on the Bay Area scene since the 1970s. He and Sosa connected deeply during the pianist’s East Bay residency, touring together internationally and recording the revelatory duo albums Nfumbe: For the Unseen and La Mar.

 

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LatinBayArea.com will give out 5 pairs of tickets to Saturday, April 22nd show.

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April 20 2017

Details

Start: April 20 @ 7:30 pm
End: April 23 @ 11:00 pm
Cost: $25
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Venue

Sf Jazz Center

201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA United States

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