ALBUM “MANOS”. MARIALY PACHECO & OMAR SOSA
“a moment in time that will never materialize again...”
Back in the ‘90s in Cuba, when I was about 18 years old, I had a VHS tape of Omar Sosa playing an open-air concert for thousands of people. His playing was enchanting. And I watched that video almost every day, absorbing as much as I could, mesmerized by his art, never imagining that many years later I was going to be seated at a piano across from him on stage, playing together, learning from him, sharing life stories, and calling him friend.
We are from different generations yet we have the same aesthetic when it comes to music and how we approach our Duo. No words are needed when we play together. There is an instant connection, a musical understanding and a deep sense of trust which is so important, especially since we are constantly creating as we go, musical moments vanishing as soon as they arise.
And for me that makes this album so precious. We captured on record a unique evening, a moment in time that will never materialize again in the exact same way, an extraordinary experience that you now get to be part of.