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Intercultural music: Transparent Water Trio to play next month

The Transparent Water Trio comprises Grammy-winning Cuban artist, Omar Sosa, and Senegalese singer, Seckou Keita, featuring Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles.
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It’s a musical trinity.

A collaborative show featuring three standout musicians will take center stage at the Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center on March 9.

The World Music Institute is presenting The Transparent Water Trio — comprised of Grammy-nominated Cuban artist, Omar Sosa and Senegalese singer, Seckou Keita, featuring Venezuelan percussionist Gustavo Ovalles, is an experimental mashup of different musical styles.

Cuban-born pianist and composer Omar Sosa, collaborated with Senegalese singer and kora player, Seckou Keita, for Transparent Water — a 2017 project combining the Latin and West African sounds. Now the pair is adding more flair to their collaboration by featuring the dynamic percussion player Gustatvo Ovalles to their forthcoming concert.

The trio kicks off their tour in Boston on March, before landing in New York the following day. Other performance dates are slated through the summer in Canada, New Jersey, Washington, California, Arizona, and Europe.

Transparent Water Trio at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center [129 W 67th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in Upper West Side, (212) 501-3330, www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org]. March 9 at 7:30 pm. $30-40.

Reach reporter Alexandra Simon at (718) 260–8310 or e-mail her at asimon@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @AS1mon.
Updated 4:51 pm, February 14, 2019
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