Artist Of The Day: Somi

posted by Shane German on 11/20/2018

Tuesday, November 20th: SOMI

Somi is an American jazz and pop singer and songwriter whose music is directly influenced by her Ugandan and Rwandan heritage.

After growing up in both the US and Zambia and studying at the University of Illinois and New York University, she began performing jazz standards and developing her own sound, which she calls "New African Jazz."

Over 20 years, she has released 5 studio albums which have reached as high as #2 on Billboard’s World Music Chart and #1 on US Jazz Charts.

Somi was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album with her most recent release, 2018’s Petite Afrique.

 

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