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Omar Sosa and his Afreecanos at Yerba Buena Gardens Sunday 12:30

The free shows at Yerba Buena Gardens - can we get anything better than a free show at the gardens on a lazy Sunday afternoon...

With fat performers like Omar Sosa playing in the sun of a spring day.. its not hard to figure why the bay area is such a fun place to live.

Hope to see you all out there!

Tony


Event Details

Omar Sosa Afreecanos Sextet


Date: June 8, 2008

Time: 12:40 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Esplanade

Description:
Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa’s new touring ensemble, Afreecanos, explores the rich heritage of African music in jazz and Latin music. Drawing upon his Afro-Cuban roots, Sosa artfully weaves traditional elements from across the African diaspora and the Americas with his own distinctive sound, producing a thoroughly unique jazz idiom. The band’s arrangements combine the folkloric with the contemporary – the ancestral with the urban – all with a Latin jazz heart. Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quintet is presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival. This special concert will feature the following excellent musicians:



Omar Sosa (Cuba), piano, Fender Rhodes, electronics, vocal
Childo Tomas (Mozambique), electric bass, m’bira, vocal
Marque Gilmore (U.S.A.), drums, electronics
David Gilmore (U.S.A.), guitar
Leandro Saint-Hill (Cuba), saxophone, flute
Tim Eriksen (U.S.A.), vocal

DJ Third World Liberation Music opens the show at 12:40pm and John Santos will appear as a special guest.

12:40-1pm: DJ Third World Liberation Music
1:05-2:30pm: Omar Sosa Afreecanos Sextet

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