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Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85280
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40 events
18 reviews
6 stars
The refreshment line in very long, we were still in line when the intermission was over. Probably better off eating before or after.
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7 events
3 reviews
1 stars
The seats in this venue were a little hard and might be uncomfortable after a long performance.
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Omar Sosa and the Afri-Lectric Experience
7 ratings
4.7 average rating
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10 events
6 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 02 2013

The show was fantastic, very high energy. All six musicians were exceptional and seemed to be enjoying the concert as much as the audience. It was 90-minutes of outstanding musical entertainment.

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4 reviews
3 stars
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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 02 2013

From start to finish, I LOVED IT!!!! I had hoped for more African sound to the music, but left the concert feeling inundated with music sophistication and elegance, and saturated with joy!

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Omar Sosa’s latest studio album, Eggun: The Afri-Lectric Experience, was released worldwide in February 2013. Eggun, in the West African spiritual practice of Ifa and its various expressions throughout the African Diaspora, are the spirits of those who have gone before us, both in our personal families and those who serve as our spiritual guides.

Following the success of the Kind Of Blue commission, Omar began to include the new arrangements into the repertoire of his regular touring ensemble, resulting in the creation of the The Afri-Lectric Experience. The featured horn players are Joo Kraus on trumpet (from Germany), Leandro Saint-Hill on saxophones and flute (from Cuba), and Peter Apfelbaum on saxophones and percussion (from U.S.A.). Omar’s longtime rhythm section of Marque Gilmore on drums (from U.S.A.) and Childo Tomas on electric bass (from Mozambique) create the foundation.