Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water

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Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water

U.S. RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2017

Pre-Order on iTunes: February 10, 2017

Transparent Water is the new studio collaboration between with London-based Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita. Transparent Water is the latest example of Omar Sosas transcendent determination to seek new combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom wherein the musical destination is subordinate to the extemporaneous joy of shared artistic expression. Omar observes that, as he did with Sentir, What I wanted to do was create something totally improvised.

Transparent Water – suggestive of translucence and flowing light – is a deeply spiritual recording that reveals its inspiration in the close and compassionate listening of artists engaged in a genial and captivating musical conversation, liberated from time itself, reaching across five continents to probe the collective spirit of the human condition.

CLICK HERE for the Transparent Water Newsletter, which includes the music video for “Tama-Tama”

“Transparent Water occupies space within several different spectra: between plucked and hammered strings, spontaneous and preconceived composition, wandering and purposeful trajectories. Its fluidity reflects a continuity of Cuban pianist Omar Sosa’s vision of transcontinental blurring of styles and idioms in an ultimately Afro-diasporic framework. This time around Sosa has partnered with Senegalese kora player and singer Seckou Keita to engage a project of exploratory proportions: the album features elements of multiple African regional musics (Mandinka and Yoruba), Chinese reed timbres, Japanese koto playing, and the Afro-Latin piano and percussion canons.”
-Roots World

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