Omar Sosa was born in Cuba in 1965. 28 years later he left his homeland to finally settle in Barcelona. What Sosa is still concerned about is the examination 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 collected on a journey through seven East African countries (Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Zambia, Sudan). Unusual scales meet dense rhythmic networks, catchiness and complexity are beguilingly balanced.