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Omar Sosa-Dhafer Youssef Trio featuring Marque Gilmore


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Omar Sosa-Dhafer Youssef Trio featuring Marque Gilmore

Tuesday 17th October

12 (8 concessions and Regulars)

Doors open: 8.30pm Show starts: 9.30pm

Omar Sosa is a world music phenomenon, a piano sorcerer of breathtaking skill, dynamism and imagination. Originally a percussionist, he attended Cubas prestigious Escuela Nacional de Musica where he discovered his aptitude for piano and immersed himself in European classical studies as well as Afro-Cuban musical history. In 1995 he moved to San Francisco, where he launched his recording career, releasing a series of albums encompassing jazz ballads, rap, funk and African folklore. Tunisian Dhafer Youssef trained in Sufi singing in the traditional Koran school as a youngster and risked the wrath of family and friends when he fell in love with the oud, the Arabian lute. Revered for his achingly beautiful voice and masterful playing, he has worked with trumpeters Markus Stockhausen and Paolo Fresu, Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset and French double bass virtuoso Renaud Garcia-Fons and made a stunning contribution to Sosas brilliant Mulatos album. Their tour with percussion alchemist Marque Gilmore aka the inna-most founder of New Yorks Black Rock Coalition and pioneer of live drumnbass, and who has played with everyone from A Guy Called Gerald to Joe Zawinul, is certain to be one of the musical events of 2006.





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