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SOMI: Petite Afrique – The Performance & Dialogue Series

Join acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Somi in partnership with Omi Gallery for a very special evening of Musical Performance + Dialogue from Africa and her Diaspora on immigration rights and #DACA

“SOMI: Petite Afrique”
Friday, October 27, 2017
8pm
FREE w/ RSVP HERE!

Special Thanks to our partners at Priority African Network and The Umoja Fest

About Somi:
Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, the African and Jazz legacies are always crucial to her sound. Often referred to as a modern-day Miriam Makeba, JazzTimes magazine describes her live performance as “the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves,” while Billboard exclaims that she’s “all elegance and awe…utterly captivating.”

Widely acknowledged as both artist and scholar, Somi is a TED Senior Fellow, an inaugural Association of Performing Arts Presenters Fellow, a former Artist-in-Residence at Park Avenue ArmoryUCLA’s Center for the Art of PerformanceThe Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and Baryshnikov Arts Center.  She is also the founder of New Africa Live, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the very best of contemporary African artists working in the performance, visual, and literary arts. somimusic.com

 

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Event Organizers

Ashara Ekundayo

Date & Time

October 27 | 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Location

Impact Hub Oakland – 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA

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Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free w/ RSVP

Cost for Non Members: Free w/ RSVP

Updated on 17 October 2017