Omar Sosa on A&E TV – October 3, 2004alextalentum
CONCERT SCHEDULE UPDATE: Due to problems related to the recent hurricanes in Florida, Omar Sosa’s concert on October 14 at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL) has been cancelled. For an update on Omar’s touring schedule, please visit www.melodia.com.
Omar Sosa will appear Sunday, October 3 on A&E TV Network’s “Breakfast With The Arts” program, with host Elliot Forrest:
Sunday, October 3:
8-10 AM ET
7-9 AM C
6-8 AM MT
8-10 AM PT (check listings for availability)
“Breakfast With The Arts” is a Sunday morning series covering the full
spectrum of popular, performing and fine arts, with programming ranging from world premiere in-studio performances, to documentary specials, to full-length classical performances, to insightful one-on-one interviews with the major artists of our day.
Omar Sosa’s “Breakfast With The Arts” appearance on Sunday, October 3 will feature a duo performance with famed French-Caribbean percussionist Mino Cinelu, whose credits include Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, and Stevie Wonder, to mention just a few.
The interview with host Elliot Forrest touches on Omar’s recent CD
release, “Pictures of Soul”, with world music innovator, percussionist and composer Adam Rudolph.
For those of you who enjoy tuning into BBC Radio 3, critic John Walters will be the guest on Lucy Duran’s World Routes show at 3:00 PM (London time) on Saturday, October 9 discussing new releases, including “Mulatos”, and playing “L3zero” in the context of a conversation about Arsenio Rodriguez, and the new book about Cuban music by Ned Sublette, “Cuba and It’s Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo”. To listen online, please visit www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/worldroutes.
Omar’s latest CD, “Mulatos”, featuring special guest Paquito D’Rivera, is set for release in the U.S. on October 12 (and concurrently worldwide). For more information, or to order, please visit www.melodia.com/order.php.
“Omar Sosa is on a musical quest, a voyage of sonic discovery that
traverses the globe in search of a fusionistic Holy Grail. With Mulatos,
holding firm to his Latin roots, the GRAMMY nominee and visionary creates a
sound not unlike that of other great Cuban masters. For all its space, simplicity and free form delicacy, Mulatos is a tightly-constructed piece of work, meticulous in ideas and execution. As composer, bandleader and jazz disciple – Thelonious Monk’s expressive legacy is palpable – Sosa manages to create a glorious, refreshing whole from various empatico parts. A highly recommended effort from an artist who just keeps getting better”.
-Jane Cornwell, Jazzwise (U.K.), October 2004
An interesting new Omar Sosa interview by Tomas Pena can be found on the MundoAfroLatino website at www.mundoafrolatino.com/english/102803.htm.