CARNEGIE HALL presents Ugandan Jazz Artist SOMI ~ Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Dec 1st

Posted December 1, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Artists ~ 4,631 views


Jazzy singer-songwriter Somi will win you over with her warm smile and quiet, soulful voice that’s infused with the African spirit. The daughter of Rwandese and Ugandan parents, this Illinois-born chanteuse writes poetic lyrics shrouded in intimacy, and laced with Swahili, Kinyarwanda, and Rutoro.

Her deep, honeyed voice intones what she calls “holistic new African soul”—a fusion of Jazz, funk, soul, gospel, and African music. Creating music that pulsates with the vitality of different nations, Somi shares a new musical tradition of transnationalism.

Catch her performance on December 1st at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Avenue (at 153rd Street)
Jamaica, NY 11432
718-618-6170 x 300


Learn more about Somi and her music at:

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