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Omar Sosa interview

Monday, 23 November 2015 18:47 Published in Interviews


Since he emigrated from Cuba in 1993, Omar Sosa ( 7-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist and composer)  has forged a distinctive musical path, fusing an array of jazz, world music, hip-hop, and electronic elements with his Afro-Cuban roots. Jazzonline had a little chat with him before is performance at Gazarte on December 12, 2015.

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Friday, 20 November 2015 14:13 Published in Cds from abroad


Omar Sosa AfroCubano Quarteto

Piano trio GoGo Penguin consolidating new trends in jazz

Monday, 16 November 2015 09:16 Published in Articles


In US, the birthplace of jazz, new listeners are not engaging with jazz music as much as they did in the past and jazz album sales have been dropping - in 2014 they amounted to only 2% of all music album sales. After the turn of the century interest in jazz seemed to have waned, perhaps because many long-time enthusiasts have not engaged much with the advent of digital releases or with the newly emerging trends that cross the boundaries of different music genres.

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