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
FREE w/ RSVP HERE!
Special Thanks to our partners at Priority African Network and The Umoja Fest
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 Armory, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, The 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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