Seven-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Omar Sosa has been passionately interested in exploring African musical cultures and their connections with his Afro-Cuban roots throughout his career, subtly blending traditional and contemporary sounds on many of his recordings.
Seckou Keita has arguably become the most influential and inspiring Kora player of his generation, an exceptional and charismatic musician and a modern global citizen, with seven centuries of tradition and heritage expressed through his music. Omar Sosa is a musician extraordinaire; composer, arranger, pianist, percussionist, improvisatore and communicator. His Afro-Cuban based mix of jazz and world music is broadly expressive - full of power and passion, subtlety and grace. He has recorded and released more than thirty albums across a career that has spanned four decades.
In a career spanning almost thirty years Seckou has collaborated with Francis Fuster, Baka Beyond, Martin Simpson, Mamady Keita, AKA Trio and The Lost Words project. His releases with harpist Catrin Finch - Clychau Dibon (2013) and SOAR (2018) - have reaped Best Album awards in Songlines, fRoots and topped Transglobal World Music Charts. Both Omar and Seckou have become master collaborationists, in the best sense of the word, open-minded yet culturally self-secure, generous yet exacting.
SUBA offers a rare type of magic - as Africa and Cuba unite across the vast expanse of the ocean between them - the kora scatters handfuls of light on the waves, the piano ploughs its furrow and, here and there, the dignity of a mellow, unhurried grace.
- Allah Léno
- Drops of Sunrise
- Gniri Balma
- Voices on the Sea
- 2020 Visions
- Rei's Ray
- Floating Boat
- No One Knows
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