Omar Sosa

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Omar Sosa
Omar Sosa in concert
Omar Sosa in concert
Background information
Born (1965-04-10) April 10, 1965 (age 55)
Camagüey, Cuba
GenresAfro-Cuban jazz, Latin jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsMarimba, piano, Rhodes piano
Years active1995–present
Websitewww.omarsosa.com

Omar Sosa (born April 10, 1965) is a musician from Cuba.

Biography[edit]

A native of Camagüey, Cuba, Sosa studied percussion at the Escuela Nacional de Musica and Instituto Superior de Arte.[1] In the 1980s he started the band Tributo, recording albums and touring with the band.[1] He worked with Cuban vocalist Xiomara Laugart and several Latin jazz bands.[1] In the 1990s he moved to San Francisco, and his first solo album was released.[1] Sosa received Latin Grammy Award nominations for his albums Sentir and Eggun.[1][2]In January 2011, he won the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in the Jazz Album category for Ceremony.[3] He has worked with Paolo Fresu, Seckou Keita, Adam Rudolph, and the NDR Big Band.[1]

Most of Sosa's recordings have been released by his own Otá label.[4]

Discography[edit]

[1][4]

  • Solo Piano (Otá, 1996)
  • Nfumbe: For the Unseen, with John Santos (Otá/PriceClub, 1997)[5]
  • 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Greg, Prato. "Omar Sosa". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Omar Sosa". Grammy.com. 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  3. ^ "Omar Sosa & NDR Big band". Independent Music Awards (IMAs). Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  4. ^ a b "OmarSosa.com". Omar Sosa. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  5. ^ Margasak, Peter (September 23, 1999). "World Music Festival". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2020-06-04.

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