CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 7:30 PM
Neighborhood Concert: Somi
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Jazzy singer-songwriter Somi will win you over with her warm smile and quiet, soulful music that’s infused with the African spirit. Born in Chicago to Rwandan and Ugandan parents, Somi spent the past year in Lagos, Nigeria. With a fresh musical and lyrical perspective, she shares with us a new body of songs that transcends diasporic romanticization and draws from the cultural legacy and inspiration found in Africa's largest city. Singing in English, Swahili, Yoruba, and Nigerian Pidgin, Somi fuses jazz, soul, and traditional idioms to create a new “Afropolitan” sound.