Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita
FEATURING GUSTAVO OVALLES, PERCUSSION
Springing forth from an impromptu jam session in 2012, the collaboration between Cuban-born 7-time Grammy nominated pianist Omar Sosa and Sengalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita is an exercise in the power of joint artistic expression. Their music “seamlessly melds Latin American and West African music,” (All About Jazz) into a transcendent mélange of dynamic sound and rhythm. The duo is joined by percussionist Gustavo Ovalles who brings a sense of polyrhythmic soul to the music, resulting in “a powerfully elegant statement of joy over shared musical discovery” (NPR).