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Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano

When:

Wed 15 May 2019, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Thu 16 May 2019, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 17 May 2019, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Sat 18 May 2019, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Sun 19 May 2019, 6:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Bird's Basement, 11 Singers Lane, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Starting from: $36.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Bird's Basement

Composer-pianist-bandleader Omar Sosa was born in 1965 in Camagüey, Cuba's largest inland city.

At age eight, Omar began studying percussion and marimba at the music conservatory in Camagüey; in Havana, as a teenager, he took up piano at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música. Among his influences, Omar cites traditional Afro-Cuban music, European classical composers (including Chopin, Bartok, and Satie), Monk, Coltrane, Parker, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Chucho Valdés, and the pioneering Cuban jazz group Irakere.

Annually performing upwards of 100 concerts on six continents, Omar has appeared in venues as diverse as the Blue Note (New York, Milan, and Tokyo), Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Arts among others.

Mr. Sosa received a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC in 2003 for his contribution to the development of Latin jazz in the United States.

Don't miss this incredible 7 time Grammy-nominated artist.