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Omar Sosa, Yilian Canizares Aguas

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Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Canizares have come together to create Aguas (Water, a beautiful and very personal album. Featuring their compatriot percussionist Inor Sotolongo, Aguas reflects the perspectives of two generations of Cuban artists living outside their homeland, interpreting their roots and traditions in subtle and unique ways. Songs from the poignant to the exuberant, and are expressive of the exceptional musical chemistry, poetic sensibilities, and originality of the artists.

The material on Aguas is an inventive and engaging mix of the artists’ Afro-Cuban roots, Western classical music, and jazz. The album is dedicated to Water, and especially to Oshun, the Goddess of Love and MIstress of Rivers in the Lucumi tradition of Yoruba ancestry known as Santeria – a spiritual practice important to bother artists. As water is synonymous with life, and energy, and strength, and space, the music of the album is inspired by the important influences of water – its hidden powers, its infinite transmutations, and its relentless creation. There is a sense, as well, for Omar and Yilian, how water represents both separation from, and nostalgia for, the land of their birth.

The 11 tracks on Aguas were written and produced by Omar and Yilian and recorded and mixed at Artesuono Studios in Udine, Italy by Stefano Amerio.

OMAR SOSA: www.omarsosa.com
YILIAN CANIZARES: www.yiliancanizares.com

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject.

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