Seven-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban virtuoso pianist and composer Omar Sosa, and Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita, present SUBA Trio with the participation of Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles, for the first time in Montreal on May 6 and May 7, 2023 at Le National. Opening act : Romain Malagnoux (France, Qc). This concert is presented by Nuits d’Afrique Productions.
Upon its release in 2021, SUBA TRIO was named one of the best albums of the year by NPR, reached #1 on the Transglobal World Music Chart and received a four-star review in Downbeat magazine, to name a few of the accolades received.
Charismatic artists, Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita share an unparalleled musical alchemy, a unique fusion of jazz and world music that transports the audience to a standing ovation. Each concert is an uplifting experience, reflecting the careful listening of a moving and captivating musical conversation. Omar Sosa’s inventive and percussive style of playing, with Afro-Cuban influences, blends beautifully with the soaring notes of the kora and the harmonic surges of Seckou Keita’s Mandinka music. The trio is completed by Gustavo Ovalles who masters a multitude of percussion instruments in an exceptional way.
YouTube Video – Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Allah Léno
‘’Sosa is one of the truly illuminated minds of world jazz. He is shaping a new synthesis of Latin and American jazz.‘- Billboard
‘’Seckou Keita can be classed alongside the great Toumani Diabaté as one of the adventurous masters of the kora.’’ – The Guardian