Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Avenue (at 153rd Street)
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 618-6170 x 300
For all ages
Jazzy singer-songwriter Somi will win you over with her warm smile and quiet, soulful voice that’s infused with the African spirit. The daughter of Rwandese and Ugandan parents, this Illinois-born chanteuse writes poetic lyrics shrouded in intimacy, and laced with Swahili, Kinyarwanda, and Rutoro. Her deep, honeyed voice intones what she calls “holistic new African soul”—a fusion of Jazz, funk, soul, gospel, and African music. Creating music that pulsates with the vitality of different nations, Somi shares a new musical tradition of transnationalism.
Sponsored by Target. Special thanks to Council Member Leroy Comrie for making this concert possible.