SOMI LIVE @ Jazz RE:Freshed

  • April 4, 2013 · 8:30 PM
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Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, the African and Jazz legacies are always crucial to her sound. Often compared to the likes of Miriam Makeba and Sarah Vaughn, Somi was curious about how the move back to the African continent might shift her musical perspective and lyrical inspiration.

Her new material strives to transcend diasporic romanticization and instead privilege “inside-out” cultural nuance and social narrative. Over the past year, Somi has been able to both locate and articulate that nuance and, indeed, has new stories to share. Mostly drawn from her Lagos travel journal, the songs highlight the musical conversation Somi is having with the city as she contemplates both the ordinary and profound experiences of Lagos living.

A new album she calls The Lagos Music Salon that will be released in June 2013 and features a guest appearance by superstar Angelique Kidjo.

 

Tickets £8 (+ booking fee)

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  • Bike A.

    Really great night out, Somi was great and so were the crowd!

    April 5, 2013

  • shebup

    Really enjoyed this event. Somi delivered her jazzy vibes with unique style.. Enjoyed the fusion of her African roots as well as contemporary. I was able to feel her passion, her cry, joy, empathy. Her music just lulled you in. Will definately see her again. Nana nice for organising this event. It was great to meet you and other's i said hi too. As my first meet up i was encouraged and will attend other's..

    2 · April 5, 2013

  • Joseph

    The event was a blast.. It was Great to meet lovely people

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very beautiful music

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • shebup

    Just bought my tickets x2. Bringing a friend along. Who else is going? Any meet up plans at the venue?

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Its just that I don't know anybody of this group. If you see a little red hair with a friend who looks lost, its me !

      April 4, 2013

    • Chessie

      I won't be attending I'm afraid as something came up but I hope you've found some of the me,bers by now :)

      April 4, 2013

  • Tomo

    Hi I moved to London. So I need.

    April 4, 2013

  • Nana

    Call or text me on[masked] when you get to Mau Mau Bar.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I bought 2 tickets for my friend and me. How will we find the group ? Will you have a meetup sign ?

    April 2, 2013

  • Marie-Lyne

    Would have loved to come. Some other time. Enjoy!

    April 2, 2013

  • shebup

    for those asking about tickets, if you scroll just above Somi video you will see ticket link to buy tickets..

    April 2, 2013

    • Abi

      Hi Chessie. Might be worth phoning the venue to find out.

      April 2, 2013

    • Chessie

      Hey Abi. Will do x

      April 2, 2013

  • Nana

    You can buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/129OuFW

    Looking forward to this.

    April 2, 2013

  • Abi

    Ticket purchased. Looking forward to this!

    April 2, 2013

  • Chessie

    Hi, can the tickets be bought at the door in which case, how much are they? Thank you.

    April 1, 2013

  • Nana

    I've updated ticket purchase details.

    March 27, 2013

  • shebup

    Always open to new artist, Love Jazz, world music, Afro music..

    March 27, 2013

  • shebup

    This looks interesting i'm hoping to attend this. Will check for more information re: Tickets if we purchase separately or together?

    March 27, 2013

  • Carima

    I am sorry won't be able to make it as I am going to Spain the same day!

    March 24, 2013

  • bary

    hi nana do i get ticket from venue in advance or on day

    March 23, 2013

    • Nana

      I'll confirm ticket information later.

      March 23, 2013

  • Tori m.

    Loo, that voice... Shivvvvers... Looking forward to it! :)

    March 23, 2013

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