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Omar Sosa & Pee Wee Ellis US Tour

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The next Omar Sosa Quartet tour in the United States will feature R&B saxophone great Pee Wee Ellis (of James Brown and Van Morrison fame), together with drum & bass pioneer Marque Gilmore, and bassist Childo Tomas from Mozambique, scheduled for April 18 to May 7, 2006. This ensemble recently completed a highly successful run at Blue Note Tokyo in Japan, so we are pleased to announce this tour period offering in the U.S. and Canada.

For information on presenting the Omar Sosa Quartet featuring special guest saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis during this period, please contact Eye For Talent at 650-595-2274, or [email protected], or [email protected]

We are also pleased to announce that Omar Sosa has just received a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music nomination 2006 in the Americas category, along with Ry Cooder, Seu Jorge, and Carlos Vives. For a complete list of BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music nominees along with information on the Audience Award, please visit:
www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/worldmusic/a4wm2006/nominees.shtml

Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 18 on a live edition of BBC Radio 3's World Routes program, and the Poll Winners Concert will take place at the Brixton Academy in London on Friday, April 7.

Omar Sosa's upcoming December 2005 tour in Europe, featuring percussionist Ang Diaz and bassist Childo Tomas, includes the following dates:

December 1: L'Equinox, Chateauroux, France QUINTET
December 3: Concert Congress Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania TRIO
December 9: Scene Nationale, St. Quentin en Yvelines, France QUINTET
December 10: Scene Nationale Bonlieu, Annecy, France QUINTET
December 11: La Spirale, Fribourg, Switzerland TRIO
December 12: Le Cheval Blanc, Schiltigheim, France TRIO
December 13: Dewarande, Turnhout, Belgium QUINTET
December 14: Espace Senghor, Brussels, Belgium TRIO
December 15: De Spiegel, Sint Niklaas, Belgium TRIO
December 16: Het Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands TRIO
December 17: Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Grimbergen, Belgium TRIO
December 18: Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands TRIO

For details, please visit www.melodia.com.

Omar Sosa's remarkable new CD release Ballads (OTA1015) is available at www.melodia.com/order.php. Writing about Ballads in a recent issue of the LA Weekly, Greg Burk concluded, “It's lilting, melodious, but never cloying - you hear moment-to-moment focus, you understand that the emotion is real, and you feel that the spirit is present". A must-have collection for Omar Sosa fans...

Also available is Omar Sosa's latest CD release, Mulatos Remix, on iTunes: www.apple.com/itunes

For worldwide booking and distribution information, please visit www.melodia.com.

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