Performance 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.


  • Somi
    ·· Somi, Lead Vocals
    ·· Alicia Olatuja, Vocals
    ·· Liberty Ellman, Guitar
    ·· Toru Dodo, Piano
    ·· Michael Olatuja, Bass
    ·· Otis Brown III, Drums


    SOMI Love Juju
    SOMI Keep Running
    SOMI Two Dollar Day
    SOMI Ingele
    SOMI Four African Women
    SOMI African Lady
    SOMI Last Song
    SOMI Ginger Me Slowly

    SOMI Enganjyani


Enganiyami (ft. Hugh Masekela)

Harlem Stage
The Gatehouse

150 Convent Avenue (between 133rd and 135th streets) | Manhattan
RSVP: 212-281-9240, ext. 19 or 20

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