OMAR SOSA & SECKOU KEITA
Transparent Water Trio (featuring Gustavo Ovalles)
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 W 67th St, Manhattan
$30 | $40
Presented with Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Transparent Water Trio is an exquisite new collaboration between 7-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa, known for his blending of Afro-Cuban rhythms, and award-winning Senegalese kora master, singer and Griot Seckou Keita, featuring folkloric Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles.
Sosa and Keita are both musical adventurers with rich global heritages spanning jazz, Latin and African influences. Transparent Water is the latest example of Omar Sosa’s transcendent determination to seek new musical combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom and the joy of shared artistic expression.
“Sosa and Keita deliver a work that variously ebbs, flows and sparkles” - Jane Cornwell, Jazzwise
“Transparent Water is where world music meets world jazz, where tradition meets improvisation and where the lines of spiritual and earthy meet - the result is stunningly evocative.” - TJ Nelson, World Music Central