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15 - 24 November 2024


In collaboration with Theatr Mwldan / Recommended by Jazz FM

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita

Fri 19 November 2021

Stage time / 7:30pm


Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall,
Belvedere Road
SE1 8 XX

Legendary Cuban pianist and African kora master join forces for a special collaboration

Cuban pianist Omar Sosa’s musical journey has taken him to a global reputation as one the leading jazz pianists of his generation. Grammy-nominated musician, composer and bandleader, Sosa has released more than 30 albums across his glittering career, but his first album with Seckou Keita, Transparent Water, received terrific acclaim – Songlines described it as “beautiful, rhapsodic and spiritual”.

Composer and kora virtuoso Seckou Keita, from Casamance in Senegal, continues to enjoy an award-winning career as a fearless artist at the top of his game. His stunning collaboration with harpist Catrin Finch and his recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Award as Folk Musician of the Year underline his extraordinary versatility and critical reputation.  

They play London together to celebrate the release of their second collaboration Suba – they will be joined onstage by Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles.

“These two create the most extraordinary atmosphere with their music. A must!”

Jazz FM's Nigel Williams. Nigel is on Jazz FM every weekday morning from 6.30-10am and from 10am-1pm on Saturdays.

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