A multi-instrumentalist and composer, Omar Sosa is widely regarded as one of Cuba's most exciting exports since the 1990s. Hailed as a legend by some, the versatile artist offers an electric blend of Afro-Cuban folk with Latin and urban influences. Born on April 10, 1965 in Camagüey, Sosa began studying the piano as a child, before moving on to percussions at Cuba's Escuela Nacional de Musica. Since his move to San Francisco in 1995, he has released over 15 recordings, including the Grammy-nominated Sentir in 2002. In 2003, Sosa received a lifetime achievement award from the prestigious Smithsonian Institute, for his contribution to the development of Latin music in the US. In 2009, he released the inspiring album Across the Divide: A Tale of Rhythm and Ancestry.