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Thursday, July 1 2010

Somi: A Complicated Sense of Home

For Somi, an American-born singer, raised partly in Zambia and with family roots in Rwanda and Uganda, the concept of home is a complicated one. Her new album, If the Rains Come First, explores all the elements of her heritage, blending the rhythms and language of Africa with the nuance of Western jazz and pop.


Reviews

Monday, August 4 2014

Somi: The Lagos Music Salon

A cross-cultural beauty of a record. Soul-jazz-Afrobeat complexity illuminates an American singer’s encounter with Africa’s most important city. Best of the summer, of the year.


Tuesday, June 5 2007

Somi: Red Soil in My Eyes

Red Soil is worth checking out, even if soft jazz is not usually your thing.


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