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  • review June 16, 2017

    Petite Afrique

    Somi tells stories with music. This American Midwesterner and daughter of East African parents was effectively born into narrative, and into an inevitable quest for identity. She moved to New York some years back, and began to develop a self-styled … Read more »

  • blog March 13, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Somi At the Highline Ballroom

    Born to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, acclaimed East African vocalist and songwriter Somi continues to depict the life and struggles of immigrants through her music. Somi draws her inspiration from the lively immigrant community of Harlem where she has … Read more »

  • interview March 13, 2017

    Somi Sings Stories of Harlem’s “Little Africa”

    Somi’s forthcoming album Petite Afrique is poetry, both musically and lyrically. It is one of those albums where you can listen intently to the words from start to finish and become immediately immersed in so many different personalities of “Little … Read more »

  • blog November 23, 2016

    Dreaming Zenzile: A Modern Opera by Somi

    News outlets like Okayafrica and Deadline have reported that a new biopic on the dynamic life of the late South African singer Miriam Makeba is in the works. Details regarding the title of the film or the release date are … Read more »

  • feature February 26, 2016

    globalFEST 2016 Feature

    globalFEST’s flagship offering is the always-exciting annual concert in the dead of a New York winter night where music fans can experience 12 acts on three stages at Webster Hall all in one night. Our special broadcast on globalFEST 2016 … Read more »

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