Omar Sosa (born April 10, 1965, in Camagüey, Cuba) is a composer, bandleader, and virtuoso jazz pianist.
He began studying marimba at age eight, then switched to piano at the Escuela Nacional de Musica in Havana, where he began to study jazz. Sosa moved to Quito, Ecuador in 1993, then San Francisco, California in 1995. In San Francisco he because deeply involved in the local Latin Jazz scene and began a long collaboration with percussionist John Santos. In approximately 1999, Sosa moved to Barcelona, Spain.
He has played with a number of world musicians all around the globe, and often collaborates with those outside the jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions. Sosa mixes jazz influences alongside Latin rhythms, North African percussions and spoken word/rap lyrics. He also references Classical music. Deeply political and spiritual, he describes his music as an expression of humanism and Santeria. On various projects his sounds have ranged from pleasant and melodic, big Latin band, piano...
Track listing: Calling the BabyUna manoThree PersonsCrash de la tierraVuelvo iyawoDanzón de los indiosEscuchoEl puente conversandoEl alientoMemoryPaloma heridaOfrendaEl campo de ArereLa otra manoCrashing WavesSueños de infanciaNacimientoOtra nana
Track listing: La Tra (Basephunk remix)L3zero (Doctor L reworks)El Tresero (Plush vocal remix)El Son (DJ Spinna remix)La Tra'lectricNot Your Frequency (remix)Paralelo (Plush vocal remix)Rest, Wait, Call (interlude)Nuevo FlowIyawo'n'Bass (The Love3zero remix)
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Track listing: Travieso (Wild Boy)Fue mentira (It Was a Lie)Buscando la clave (Finding the Key)Raya (The Line)Cha Cha Du NordPero no lo leí (But I Didn't Read It)Mis tres notas (My Three Notes)AfroCuEs a DadaShirmaGuajira de capital (Country Girl in the Big City)Ponlo debajo mierda (Put It Down, Man, Shit)Para dos (For Two)