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Somi
Ensemble

Contact
Laura Kabasomi Kakoma


Address
280 W.113th St, #4B
New York, NY, 10026
Phone
(917) 687-8774

Additional Info
Repertoire
Jazz, New Music
Size
Variable
Instrumentation
Mixed

A few years ago, acclaimed East African vocalist & songwriter Somi decided to move from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria for 18 months in search of new inspiration. The result: a new album she calls The Lagos Music Salon released in August 2014 as her major label debut on Sony Music/Okeh - landing at #1 on US Jazz charts. The album, which features special guests Angelique Kidjo, Common and Ambrose Akinmusire, draws it material from the tropical city's boastful cosmopolitanism, urgent inspiration, and giant spirit - straddling the worlds of African jazz, soul, and pop with a newfound ease and a voice that Vogue Magazine simply calls ā€œSuperb!ā€