Europe Fall Tour 2002; Symphony Debut

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Europe Fall Tour 2002; Symphony Debut

Omar Sosa’s Fall Tour 2002 gets underway in the U.K. this weekend (October 12), and continues over 30 cities in ten European countries. Joining Omar in an ensemble he’s calling “Manos Derechas” (Right Hands) will be:

Martha Galarraga (Cuba) vocals
Gustavo Ovalles (Venezuela) percussion
Javier Campos (Cuba) percussion
Miguel Rios Morales (Cuba) percussion
Childo Tomas (Mozambique) bass
Eric Crystal (San Francisco) saxophones
Sub-Z (Washington, DC) hip-hop lyricist/rapper

Tour dates include:

October 12 Warwick Arts Center – Coventry, England
October 13 Queen Elisabeth Hall – London, England
October 16 Nancy Jazz Pulsations – Nancy, France
October 17 Enjoy Jazz – Ludwigshafen, Germany
October 18 Spielboden – Dornbirn, Austria
October 19 Quasimodo – Berlin, Germany
October 20 Pavillon – Hannover, Germany
October 22 Theater – Russelsheim, Germany
October 23 JVC Jazz Festival/Melkweg – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 25 L’Aeronef – Lille, France
October 26 Festival de Rive de Giers, France
October 27 Jazz Contrebande – La Ferney Voltaire, France
October 30 Pavillon Theater – Brighton, England (TRIO w/Martha & Gustavo)
October 31 Cuba Si! Festival – Glasgow, Scotland
November 1 Jazz Velannet – Lavelannet, France
November 2 Arenberg Theater – Antwerp, Belgium
November 3 Redoute – Passau, Germany
November 4 Cankarjev Dom – Ljubljana, Slovenia
November 8 Leverkusener Jazztag – Leverkusen, Germany
November 9 Verden I Norden – Oslo, Norway
November 11 Concert Hall – Aarhus, Denmark
November 12 Thtre Duchamp Fleuri – Rouen, France
November 14 Salle Victoire II – Montpellier, France
November 16 MJC Picaud – Cannes, France
November 19 La Coursive/Scne Nationale – La Rochelle, France
November 20 Le Moulin de Roc – Niort, France
November 21 La Blaiserie – Poitiers, France
November 23 Le Cap – Aulnay-sous-Bois, France (near Paris)
November 28 Jazz Reims, France

For more information please visit www.melodia.com.

Omar’s first work for orchestra, “From Our Mother”, will debut on Friday, January 24, 2003 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California with the Oakland East Bay Symphony under the direction of Michael Morgan. “From Our Mother” is a co-commission of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the Oakland East Bay Symphony. For tickets please call 510-444-0801 or visit www.oebs.org.

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