Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita
Legendary Cuban pianist and African Kora master join forces for a special collaboration
Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | Fri 19 Nov 2021 | Queen Elizabeth Hall - as part of the EFG Elements Series: https://efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk/events/omar-sosa-seckou-keita
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Cuban pianist Omar Sosa’s musical journey has taken him to a global reputation as one the leading jazz pianists of his generation. Grammy-nominated musician, composer and bandleader, Sosa has released more than 30 albums across his glittering career, but his first album with Seckou Keita, Transparent Water, received terrific acclaim – Songlines described it as “beautiful, rhapsodic and spiritual”.
Composer and kora virtuoso Seckou Keita, from Casamance in Senegal, continues to enjoy an award-winning career as a fearless artist at the top of his game. His stunning collaboration with harpist Catrin Finch and his recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Award as Folk Musician of the Year underline his extraordinary versatility and critical reputation.
They play London together to celebrate the release of their second collaboration Suba – they will be joined onstage by Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles.