Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano
Sunday, October 15th
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pmFreight & Salvage Coffeehouse
$40 ADV / $44 DOOR
All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.http://www.thefreight.org/event/1526875/
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).