Los Angeles (March 20, 2009) – On Tuesday, April 7th, UK Soul Sensation, Omar will perform live at The Conga Room.
The show starts at 9pm and will showcase KCRW’s Garth Trinidad as host and DJ before and after Omar’s set.
After a five-year recording hiatus - during which time he’s built his own studio, set up his own label and been touring like a madman – the one and only Omar is back. Sing [If You Want It], released on Ether Records, the British soul supremo’s sixth and perhaps funkiest album so far features guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Common, Estelle, Rodney P, JC Bentley, Canitbe and Ashman, and with additional production from Omar’s brother, Scratch Professor.
It’s a brilliant collection of music that manages to break new ground for the artist, yet at the same time re-establishes that unmistakable, unique Omar signature sound with his army of fans. “On the last album, Best By Far, I was very influenced by soundtracks and Latin jazz,” explains Omar. “This time I wanted something a bit more funky, something to put my music back in the clubs. I still use the live instruments and the strings when I feel them, ‘cause that’s me, but the kick and the snare are much louder this time. That’s why my brother’s more involved, ’cause he’s great with those hip-hop beats.”
Tickets are priced at $30 for VIP and $18 for GA.
There is a special LIMITED $12 ticket for Fusicology readers - just type in code FUSEOMAR when checking out via this Ticketmaster Link - General Admission (GA) only.
Tickets can also be purchased through The Conga Room Box Office. For more information please call 866.95.CONGA.
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