Alone Together: Omar Sosa 'Motherland Journey'
Member Price: $9.99
Non-Member Price: $19.99
Alone Together •World Premiere
OMAR SOSA: MOTHERLAND JOURNEY
w/ SCULPTOR-PAINTER GITHINJI WA'MBIRE & DRUMMER AMAURY ACOSTA
THU, SEP 16 • 7–8 PM PT (10–11 PM ET)
ENCORE BROADCAST w/ ARTIST IN THE LIVE CHAT
SUN, SEP 19 • 6–7 PM PT (9–10 PM ET)
SUN, SEP 19 • 7 PM PT – SUN, DEC 19 • 11:59 PM PT
Online ticket holders will have access to the live stream, rebroadcast, and will be able to watch on-demand (unlimited views allowed).
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Three months after his historic solo concert that marked the first public event at SFJAZZ since March 2020 and was called “a momentous occasion” by The San Francisco Chronicle, celebrated Cuban pianist Omar Sosa returned with the world premiere of Motherland Journey, a wildly innovative multimedia happening performed in collaboration with Kenyan-born visual artist Githinji Wa’Mbire and drummer Amaury Acosta that employed SFJAZZ’s advanced new media system for the first time.
For this event, Sosa and Acosta’s telepathic interplay on acoustic instruments and electronics was joined by Wa’Mabire, who created a sculpture on stage inspired by the music and contributed his own sonic elements through the use of his tools, voice, and body, triggering electronic audio and video components in real time.
An international favorite since he emerged on the Bay Area’s Latin scene in the 1990s, Sosa received a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian for his contribution to the development of Latin jazz in the United States, and has been nominated for multiple GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY awards.
Sosa’s last Alone Together performance was, in his words, the “reopening of the temple.” With its technological advancement, this world premiere event paves the way toward an exciting future.
Omar Sosa keyboards, electronics
Amaury Acosta drums, electronics
Githinji Wa'Mbire live sculpture
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Proceeds from this purchase and contributions to the 50/50 Fund will be split 50/50 with featured artists and SFJAZZ.