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Omar Sosa in concert
|Born||April 10, 1965|
|Genres||Afro-Cuban jazz, Latin jazz|
|Instruments||Marimba, piano, Rhodes piano|
Omar Sosa (born April 10, 1965) is a musician from Cuba.
A native of Camagüey, Cuba, Sosa studied percussion at the Escuela Nacional de Musica and Instituto Superior de Arte. In the 1980s he started the band Tributo, recording albums and touring with the band. He worked with Cuban vocalist Xiomara Laugart and several Latin jazz bands. In the 1990s he moved to San Francisco, and his first solo album was released. Sosa received Latin Grammy Award nominations for his albums Sentir and Eggun.In January 2011, he won the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in the Jazz Album category for Ceremony. He has worked with Paolo Fresu, Seckou Keita, Adam Rudolph, and the NDR Big Band.
Most of Sosa's recordings have been released by his own Otá label.
- Solo Piano (Otá, 1996)
- Nfumbe: For the Unseen, with John Santos (Otá/PriceClub, 1997)
- Free Roots (Otá, 1979)
- Inside (Otá, 1998)
- Spirit of the Roots (Otá, 1999)
- Bembon (Otá, 2000)
- Prietos (Otá, 2000)
- Sentir (Otá, 2002)
- Ayaguna, with Gustavo Ovalles (Otá, 2003)
- A New Life (Otá, 2003)
- Pictures of Soul, with Adam Rudolph (Otá/Meta Records, 2004)
- Aleatoric Efx (Otá, 2004)
- Mulatos (Otá, 2004)
- Mulatos Remix (Otá, 2005)
- Live à FIP (Otá, 2006)
- Promise, with Paulo Fresu (Otá/Skip, 2007)
- D.O.: A Day Off (Otá, 2007)
- Afreecanos (Otá, 2008)
- Tales from the Earth A Tale of Rhythm and Ancestry, with Mark Weinstein (Otá, 2009)
- Across the Divide (Half Note, 2009)
- Simb, with Adam Rudolh (Otá/Meta Records, 2009)
- Ceremony, with NDR Big Band (Otá, 2010)
- Calma (Otá, 2011)
- Alma, with Paulo Fresu (Otá, 2012)
- Eggun: The Afri-Lectric Experience (Otá, 2013)
- Senses (Otá, 2014)
- ile (Otá, 2015)
- Jog, with Joo Krauss and Gustavo Ovalles (Otá, 2016)
- Eros, with Paulo Fresu (2016)
- Transparent Water, with Seckou Keita (Otá, 2017)
- D.O.: A Day Off, with Greg Landau (Otá, 201?)
- Es: Sensual, with NDR Big Band (Otá, 201?)
- Aguas, with Yilian Cañizares (Otá, 2018)
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