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Selva Band

Antonio Cosenza, guitarist, composer and founder of the Latin-Jazz Band SELVA started playing the guitar at the age of ten. He began his study of music in 1977 at the National Conservatory in Guatemala city. He lives in Hamburg since 1982 where he continued studying at the High School for Music, before successfuly graduating in 1987. His repertoire includes music from the renaissance period thorough to present, with the main emphasis concentrating on latinamerican music. Some of his own compositions and also numerous arrangements from the music of the mayan and garinagu have been published in germany and guatemala

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Omar Sosa: Building Bridges Not Walls

Read "Omar Sosa: Building Bridges Not Walls" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Cuban-born pianist, Omar Sosa is a passionate man. Music, religion, family, his relationship to the planet—all these are inseparable to an artist whose musical world is steeped in the Afro-Cuban heritage that he draws upon so personally and individually in his work. Spinning culinary metaphors to describe the processes of music-making, he sings the praises of ...

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Omar Sosa Residency at SFJAZZ

Read "Omar Sosa Residency at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Omar Sosa Residency SFJAZZ Spring Season San Francisco, CA April 21-23, 2017 “You don't really listen to an Omar Sosa concert so much as experience it. The Cuban-born pianist's overall demeanor exudes a sense of calm and deep reflection, while a spiritual connection to music and his ancestors comes ...

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Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano: ilé

Read "ilé" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

"The word ilé, from the Lucumí tradition of Cuba, means home, earth." That single sentence, which gets the ball rolling for Omar Sosa's self-penned liner notes, says all that needs to be said about this return-to-roots project. Or does it? Ilé finds Sosa looking back to Camagüey, Cuba. He populates this album with ...


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