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Somi - Live in the Greene Space

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Somi is a New York City-based singer-songwriter who describes her sound as “New African Soul” — an ethereal blend of American jazz, soul and East African rhythms.

She was born in Illinois to Rwandan and Ugandan parents and spent time living in Africa. On her third album, If the Rains Come First, Somi sings in English, Swahili and the Ugandan language Rutooro with accompaniment from an impressive roster of African musicians, including legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela.




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