Yoshi’s Concert; Europe Fall Tour 2002

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Yoshi’s Concert; Europe Fall Tour 2002

Dear Friends,

We’d like to convey a final reminder that Omar Sosa and his band will be at Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA (510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square) on Monday and Tuesday, September 9 & 10. This will be Omar’s first time at Yoshi’s as a leader,and an opportunityfor him to showcase material from his recent Latin GRAMMY nominated CD, “Sentir”. Tickets are $16.00 and are available by calling Yoshi’s at 510-238-9200, or by visiting www.yoshis.com. There are two shows nightly at 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

Joining Omar for these special performances will be Martha Galarraga (from Cuba) singing Yoruba chants (FBI willing); Gustavo Ovalles (from Venezuela) playing batas, congas, bongo, and several Venezuelan percussion instruments (including culo e puya and quitiplas); Yassir Chadly (from Morocco) singing Arabic chants; Eric Crystal (San Francisco) playing saxophones; Brutha Los (Oakland) providing the hip-hop lyrics; and Geoff Brennan (now in Chicago) playing acoustic bass.

Other Northern California dates include:

September 7 Merced Multicultural Arts Center
September 12Fresno State University
September 14Sonoma Valley Jazz Society
September 16Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz

Please see www.melodia.com for details…

The Omar Sosa Octet will tour in Europe this Fall:

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 1Jazz Velannet – Lavelannet, France
November 2Arenberg Theater – Antwerp, Belgium
November 3Redoute – Passau, Germany
November 4Cankarjev Dom -Ljubjana, Slovenia
November 8Leverkusener Jazztag – Leverkusen, Germany
November 9Verden I Norden – Oslo, Norway
November 12Thtre Duchamp Fleuri – Rouen, France
November 16MJC Picaud -Cannes, France
November 19La Coursive/Scne Nationale – La Rochelle, France
November 20Le Moulin de Roc- Niort, France
November 21La Blaiserie – Poitiers, France
November 23Le Cap – Aulnay-sous-Bois, France (near Paris)
November 28Jazz Reims, France

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