Born in Camagueÿ (Cuba) in 1965, Omar Sosa was influenced both by classical music (Chopin, Bartok and Erik Satie) and by the African heritage present in Cuban music. In 2003, he received an award from the Smithsonian Associates in Washington for his career achievements. His musical universe offers a new understanding of the jazz and African roots of his native land, by blending everything sacred in this heritage to Latin Jazz and contemporary sounds.
“Sosa’s music unites Africa with Latin Jazz and Hip Hop. It’s one of those rare artists whose talent for piano is close to that of Chick Corea or Chucho Valdes.” – Ben Ratliff, New York Times