We are delighted to announce that Transparent Water, the beautiful new album by Cuban Jazz pianist Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita will release worldwide on 24th February 2017 on the World Village label.
The album is now available to pre-order:
Pre-Order Digital download / Listen Here: http://smarturl.it/TransparentWater
Click here to pre-order your physical copy (CD) today.
Sosa and Keita are both acclaimed musical adventurers with a rich heritage that spans jazz, latin and African influences. The idea for the collaboration grew out of Sosa’s impromptu addition to a 2012 London date with drummer Marque Gilmore, in what became Sosa and Keita’s first musical encounter. Profoundly moved by the experience, Omar told Seckou he wanted to invite him to work together on a future recording project.
A year later, in July 2013, Omar and Seckou went into the Fattoria Musica recording studio in Osnabrück, Germany and laid down the core tracks for Transparent Water. For percussion, Omar turned to longtime collaborator Gustavo Ovalles, who divides his time between France and his native Venezuela and brings the polyrhythmic soul of the African Diaspora to Transparent Water.
Transparent Water is the latest example of Omar Sosa’s transcendent determination to seek new combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom wherein the musical destination is second to the joy of shared artistic expression with Ovalles and Keita, who has recently won the Songlines Best Album Award 2016 for Africa & Middle East for his latest solo album 22 Strings.
A UK tour is due to be announced shortly.
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