“Somi’s songs gracefully fuse African-tinged grooves, supple jazz singing and compassionate social consciousness; they’re both serious and seductive.” –The New York Times
Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, this groundbreaking performer combines distinct musical legacies for a sound all her own. Described by NPR as “the quintessential artist citizen of the world,” international songstress Somi pays homage to her roots, blending African, jazz, and soul music for an evening of melodic storytelling.
This engagement of Somi is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Photo by Robert Allen Mayer.