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OMAR SOSA and YILIAN CAÑIZARES: Aguas

  • The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States (map)

The Cedar Presents

OMAR SOSA and YILIAN CAÑIZARES: Aguas

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM

All Ages

Seated

$25 Advance / $28 Day of Show

This is a seated show with general admission, first-come-first-served seating. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

The spiritual, mostly quieter songs ... come to life through the exciting mix of styles
and the intensity of Sosa’s piano music and Cañizares’ often improvised violin parts
and her smoky alto voice.
— Doppelpunkt Magazine

About Aguas

Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Cañizares have come together to create Aguas, 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 range 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 espe- cially to Oshun, the Goddess of Love and Mistress of Rivers in the Lucumí tradition of Yoruba ancestry known in Cuba as Santería – a spiritual practice important to both 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, of how water represents both sepa- ration 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.

VISIT OMAR SOSA’S WEBSITE

VISIT YILIAN CAÑIZARES’ WEBSITE

Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares performing “O Le Le” courtesy of Yilian Canizares’ YouTube channel.

Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares performing “D2 de Africa” courtesy of OmarSosaMusic’s YouTube channel.

Earlier Event: March 7
THEO KATZMAN with Rett Madison
Later Event: March 12
MURDER BY DEATH 20th Anniversary