Omar’s first solo piano recording is a stunning album marked by unorthodox technique, offbeat rhythmic energy and harmonic boldness. Omar’s musical imagination is eclectic, mysterious, wryly humerous, and wonderfully improvisational.
Omar Omar is a reflection of my inner landscape — my life experiences, my state of mind, my emotions. These are transmitted sometimes through sudden inspiration, other times through more traditional compositional techniques. Musical themes surge from an inspiring force within, each with its own imagery, harmony, and color — each searching its roots in Cuban music, of which I will always be a part, body and soul. I use the rhythms and forms of native Cuban music to create movement between traditional and contemporary styles.”
OMAR SOSA PALACIOS.