Omar Sosa was born in Cuba in 1965. 28 years later, he left his homeland to finally settle in Barcelona. What continues to drive Sosa is his exploration of the African roots of Afro-Cuban music and Afro-American jazz. On the album "An East African Journey" he processes musical impressions that he gathered on a journey through seven East African countries (Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Zambia, Sudan). Unusual scales meet dense rhythmic webs, catchiness and complexity balance each other in a beguiling way.