Omar Sosa's second solo piano CD, entitled "Inside", is released in the U.S. on September 14, 1999 and in Europe on October 1, 1999.
Part three of Omar's "Roots Trilogy" ("Free Roots", "Spirit Of The Roots"), entitled "Thirsty Roots", will be released in 2000.
Omar's new CD "Bembon" was recorded and mixed in Quito, Ecuador during
the summer of 1999. It features musical themes from the Esmeraldas
region of Ecuador, the Lucumi culture of Cuba, and from Afro - American
R&B and hip-hop forms. For the first time, Omar Sosa uses a classical string
quartet to unite these elements. "Bembon" features contributions from
Cuban percussion masters Orestes Vilato and Pancho Quinto, and from
Ecuador's Papa Roncon.Also featured from Omar's core quintet are
drummer Elliot Kavee, bassist Geoff Brennan, saxophonist Sheldon Brown,
and the spoken word artistry of Will Power.
Omar returns to the San Francisco area in May 2000 to celebrate the
release of "Bembon" with three Record Release Parties:
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz
Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley
Omar Sosa is invited to the Cuban Night at the MIDEM 2001, France
Contact Omar's Manager and Producer Scott Price