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Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita

  • Dora Stoutzker Hall Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff CF10 3ER (map)

A Theatr Mwldan | Mintaka Music | OTA Records Co-Production

Transparent Water is an exquisitely beautiful new collaboration between the seven-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa from Cuba, and the award-winning Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita. Following the worldwide release of their debut album Transparent Water on 24 February 2017, the pair are taking to the road in together this November with percussionist Gustavo Ovalles to give UK audiences a thrilling live experience of their new recording.

Transparent Water is the latest example of Omar Sosa’s transcendent determination to seek new combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom and the joy of shared artistic expression with Keita, who recently won the Songlines Best Album Award 2016 for Africa & Middle East for his latest solo album 22 Strings alongside a nomination for Best Artist.

an extraordinary album seamlessly melding Latin American and West African music” -4* Roger Farbey, All About Jazz

“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

“Sosa and Keita deliver a work that variously ebbs, flows and sparkles” - 4* Jane Cornwell, Jazzwise

Tickets £17/£15 conc.

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Photo by Alicia Carrera