Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita "Transparent Water" (3/21/19)

Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita "Transparent Water" (3/21/19)

Thursday, March 21st

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$36 ADV / $40 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Omar Sosa
Omar Sosa
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.

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 subordinate to the extemporaneous joy of shared artistic expression. Omar observes that, as he did with Sentir, “What I wanted to do was create something totally improvised.”

Transparent Water—suggestive of translucence and flowing light—is a deeply spiritual recording that reveals its inspiration in the close and compassionate listening of artists engaged in a genial and captivating musical conversation, liberated from time itself, reaching across five continents to probe the collective spirit of the human condition.
Seckou Keita
Seckou Keita
Seckou Keita is a kora player and drummer from Senegal. He is a charismatic live performer and one of the few champions of the less-known and rhythmically rocking kora repertoire from Casamance in southern Senegal.