Omar Sosa, seckou keita & Gustavo ovalles

transparent water 
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Omar sosa & seckou keita

Transparent water featuring gustavo ovalles


Transparent Water is an exquisitely beautiful new collaboration between the seven-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa from Cuba, and the award-winning Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita.

In Februry 2017 they released their debut album Transparent Water which they toured later that year with percussionist Gustavo Ovalles. Sosa and Keita are both acclaimed musical adventurers with a rich global heritage that spans jazz, latin and African influences; the results of these two artists working together is an incredibly exciting thing to hear.


Transparent Water is the latest example of Omar Sosa’s transcendent determination to seek new combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom and the joy of shared artistic expression with Keita, who won the Songlines Best Album Award 2016 for Africa & Middle East for his solo album 22 Strings alongside a nomination for Best Artist (and has received numerous awards as part of his collaboration with Catrin Finch).



Press on Transparent Water:

“an extraordinary album seamlessly melding Latin American and West African music” 4* Roger Farbey, All About Jazz

“Transparent Water is where world music meets world jazz, where tradition meets improvisation and where the lines of spiritual and earthy meet...The result is stunningly evocative.” TJ Nelson, World Music Central

“Sosa and Keita deliver a work that variously ebbs, flows and sparkles” 4* Jane Cornwell, Jazzwise

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