Sentir

Sentir

by Omar Sosa
     
 
On Sentir, the globetrotting, Cuban-born pianist Omar Sosa is joined not by a full band, but rather by a host of percussionists and vocalists. Sosa remains focused on communicating a kind of ecstatic, multicultural religiosity -- most of these tracks are dominated by fervent chanting in one of several languages, underscored by rolling percussion grooves. Sosa's

Overview

On Sentir, the globetrotting, Cuban-born pianist Omar Sosa is joined not by a full band, but rather by a host of percussionists and vocalists. Sosa remains focused on communicating a kind of ecstatic, multicultural religiosity -- most of these tracks are dominated by fervent chanting in one of several languages, underscored by rolling percussion grooves. Sosa's piano is the only Western instrument on the scene, a fact that somehow gives it added power. Like his previous album, Prietos, this one also has a hip-hop element, with Terence Nicholson (aka Sub-Z) contributing rap poetry on five of the tracks. Despite its passionate intent, Sentir winds up feeling a little overcrowded and one-dimensional, although there are moments of great clarity and beauty, particularly on sparser pieces like "Sucesion en Blanco," "Oda al Negro," and "Tres Notas en Amarillo."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/2002
Label:
Ota Records
UPC:
0616444100925
catalogNumber:
1009

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Omar Sosa   Primary Artist,Percussion,Marimbas,Background Vocals,Bells,Chant,Mallets,Hand Clapping,Guiro,Piano (Grand)
John Santos   Background Vocals,Claves,Djembe,Bata Drums,Cata
Yassir Chadly   Vocals,Hand Clapping,Guembir
Randy Rood   Didjeridu
Bouchaib Abdelhadi   Hand Clapping
Martha Galarraga   Vocals,Background Vocals,Claves

Technical Credits

Oscar Autie   Engineer
Scott Price   Executive Producer
Omar Sosa   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Randy Rood   Engineer
Andreu Hernández   Engineer

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