New Omar Sosa CD: Across The Divide Set for release March 24, 2009

On Half Note Records. For media inquiries, please contact Jonathan Kantor at 212-475-0049.

Recorded at the Blue Note jazz club in New York City, Across The Divide is a song cycle documenting the shared rhythms of Omar Sosa and Tim Eriksen, a New England multi-instrumentalist specializing in native and adopted American musics. The album is a narrative, a tale of musical and spiritual passage, melding and mingling seemingly disparate cultures yet highlighting the musical roots common to us all. Featured within are sampled readings from Langston Hughes, renowned giant of the Harlem Renaissance, whose words add lift to the musical journey.

Produced by Jeff Levenson

Featuring:

Omar Sosa, piano, fender rhodes, electronics, samplers, vocals Tim Eriksen, vocals, banjo, violin Childo Tomas, electric and electro-acoustic bass guitars, kalimba, chigovia, vocals Marque Gilmore, acousti-lectric drumz, vocals Leandro Saint-Hill, soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet, flutes, caxixis David Gilmore, acoustic & electric guitars Ramon Díaz, batá drums, congas, cajón, vocals





Omar Sosa Winter Tour 2009

Afreecanos Quartet

Friday, January 9 Jazz Festival Münster Staedtische Buehnen Münster Münster, GERMANY www.jazzfestival-muenster.de

Friday, January 16 Theatre Bonlieu Annecy, FRANCE www.bonlieu-annecy.com

Friday, January 30 La Halle aux Grains Toulouse, FRANCE www.toulouse.fr

Saturday, January 31 Les Arcades Faches Thumesnil (Lille), FRANCE

Friday, February 20 Hong Kong Arts Festival Hong Kong Cultural Center HONG KONG www.hk.artsfestival.org

Friday, March 6 Teatro President Piacenza, ITALY www.piacenzajazzfest.it

Saturday, March 7 Temple du Bas Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND www.lesgrandsinterpretes.ch

USA-CANADA Tour

Wednesday, March 25* Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium Inter-American Development Bank Washington, DC, U.S.A. www.iadb.org

Thursday, March 26* Jazz En Rafale L'Espace Dell'Arte Montreal, Quebec, CANADA www.jazzenrafale.com

Friday, March 27* Flynn Center Burlington, VT, U.S.A. www.flynncenter.org

Saturday, March 28* BlackRock Center Germantown, MD, U.S.A. www.blackrockcenter.org

Sunday, March 29* Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Half Moon Bay, CA (San Francisco), U.S.A. www.bachddsoc.org

Thursday-Sunday, April 2-5* Jazz Bakery Culver City, CA (Los Angeles), U.S.A. www.jazzbakery.com

Tuesday-Sunday, April 7-12* Blue Note Jazz Club Across The Divide CD Release Celebration Featuring vocalist Tim Eriksen New York, NY, U.S.A. www.bluenote.net

  • featuring

John Santos, percussion Peter Apfelbaum, saxophones and flutes Childo Tomas, electric bass





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