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 TED.com, An in-depth interview with Somi

 TED.com, An in-depth interview with Somi

NEW YORK TIMES: Singers Stretch Their Genres

NEW YORK TIMES: Singers Stretch Their Genres

"Singer-songwriter Somi Stays Fresh with Kale, Blueberries, and Callaloo"  NEW YORK MAGAZINE: Grub Street Diet

"Singer-songwriter Somi Stays Fresh with Kale, Blueberries, and Callaloo" 
NEW YORK MAGAZINE: Grub Street Diet

THE BOSTON GLOBE: Album Review, The Lagos Music Salon

THE BOSTON GLOBE: Album Review, The Lagos Music Salon

HUFFINGTON POST: Performance & Album Review "A New High Priestess of Soul"

HUFFINGTON POST: Performance & Album Review
"A New High Priestess of Soul"

REVIVE MUSIC:  Performance Review - Somi Brings Nigeria to New York at Drom Performance Review “Magnificent!  Somi’s malleable vocal chords can be rivaled only by a small number of women in music today; so small that you wouldn’t use your whole hand to count them.”

REVIVE MUSIC:  Performance Review -
Somi Brings Nigeria to New York at Drom Performance Review

“Magnificent!  Somi’s malleable vocal chords can be rivaled only by a small number of women in music today; so small that you wouldn’t use your whole hand to count them.”

POP MATTERS: Album Review, The Lagos Music Salon

POP MATTERS: Album Review, The Lagos Music Salon

"Somi shows herself to be an ambitious artist [and] a tough act to follow!"- NPR's All Things Considered: Album Review, The Lagos Music Salon

"Somi shows herself to be an ambitious artist [and] a tough act to follow!"- NPR's All Things Considered: Album Review, The Lagos Music Salon

ECHOES MAGAZINE (UK) Somi: Afro-Soul-Jazz Salonniére (Cover Story) “An intelligent, soulful, funky and elegantly jazzy collection that blurs genre lines as merrily as it shows off the artist’s depth of talent. One the year’s best albums!”

ECHOES MAGAZINE (UK)
Somi: Afro-Soul-Jazz Salonniére (Cover Story)
“An intelligent, soulful, funky and elegantly jazzy collection that blurs genre lines as merrily as it shows off the artist’s depth of talent. One the year’s best albums!”

ECHOES MAGAZINE (UK) Album Review – The Lagos Music Salon  

ECHOES MAGAZINE (UK)
Album Review – The Lagos Music Salon

 

VOGUE: People Are Talking About... Somi "An alluring...pioneer of a new and promising generation of African artists!"

VOGUE: People Are Talking About... Somi
"An alluring...pioneer of a new and promising generation of African artists!"

THE GUARDIAN (UK) "One of thirteen African albums to Watch for in 2013!"

THE GUARDIAN (UK)
"One of thirteen African albums to Watch for in 2013!"

JAZZWISE MAGAZINE: Somi Vivid and Provocative at London Launch "Somi's The Lagos Music Salon has the standard of writing - above all the lyrics as well as melodies - and vocal performance that make it clear the loudening buzz around the singer is anything but hollow."

JAZZWISE MAGAZINE: Somi Vivid and Provocative at London Launch

"Somi's The Lagos Music Salon has the standard of writing - above all the lyrics as well as melodies - and vocal performance that make it clear the loudening buzz around the singer is anything but hollow."

NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Somi - A Familiar & Exotic 'Rain' "Unites the familiar with the exotic, and reveals the universal qualities that can be found in individual experience. A potent brew from the first sip to the last drop!"

NPR's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: Somi - A Familiar & Exotic 'Rain'

"Unites the familiar with the exotic, and reveals the universal qualities that can be found in individual experience. A potent brew from the first sip to the last drop!"

THE BOSTON GLOBE: To Another Place "Somi takes her sound to a new level [and] glistens with the sheen of an almost impossibly perfect cosmopolitanism."

THE BOSTON GLOBE: To Another Place

"Somi takes her sound to a new level [and] glistens with the sheen of an almost impossibly perfect cosmopolitanism."

OKAY AFRICA: Last Song: Video Premiere “Infuses the singer’s previous jazz-oriented excursions with […] swaying grooves.”

OKAY AFRICALast Song: Video Premiere
“Infuses the singer’s previous jazz-oriented excursions with […] swaying grooves.”

VOICE OF AMERICA TELEVISION: American Singer Visits Africa, Returns Renewed "In a world that often insists on neat entertainment genres, some singer-songwriters will not be boxed in."

VOICE OF AMERICA TELEVISION: American Singer Visits Africa, Returns Renewed
"In a world that often insists on neat entertainment genres, some singer-songwriters will not be boxed in."

DeutschlandRadio Kultur: Album of the Week

DeutschlandRadio Kultur: Album of the Week

BOP-N-JAZZ Album Review “Smoldering soulful grandeur…A voice that can touch millions [and] one of the most impressive vocal releases in recent memory!”

BOP-N-JAZZ Album Review
“Smoldering soulful grandeur…A voice that can touch millions [and] one of the most impressive vocal releases in recent memory!”

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE: Somi Explores Nigerian Culture on New Disc “Deliver[s] a stunning set, filled with intriguing storytelling.”

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE:
Somi Explores Nigerian Culture on New Disc
“Deliver[s] a stunning set, filled with intriguing storytelling.”

JAZZ TIMES  Album Review – The Lagos Music Salon

JAZZ TIMES  Album Review – The Lagos Music Salon

iROCK JAZZ   Somi: I Represent New African Jazz

iROCK JAZZ   Somi: I Represent New African Jazz

ESSENCE: Music Video Premiere "At the forefront of a new roster of African artists grabbing attention here in America, Somi effortlessly blends her global and sonic experiences for a syrupy sweet listening experience."

ESSENCE: Music Video Premiere
"At the forefront of a new roster of African artists grabbing attention here in America, Somi effortlessly blends her global and sonic experiences for a syrupy sweet listening experience."

NPR's Weekend Edition: The Latest Stop on Jazz Singer Somi's Journey 

NPR's Weekend Edition: The Latest Stop on Jazz Singer Somi's Journey 

JAZZ TIMES: Album Review - Live at Jazz Standard "Natural fervor and naked magnificence... gorgeously hypnotic!"

JAZZ TIMES: Album Review - Live at Jazz Standard
"Natural fervor and naked magnificence... gorgeously hypnotic!"

JAZZ TIMES: Album Review - Red Soil In My Eyes "Imagine the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the fluid vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves. Such is Somi."

JAZZ TIMES: Album Review - Red Soil In My Eyes
"Imagine the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the fluid vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves. Such is Somi."

SOULTRAIN.COM Q&A: Somi
ESSENCE MAGAZINE: New & Next: Meet East Africa Jazz & Soul Singer Somi

ESSENCE MAGAZINE: New & Next: Meet East Africa Jazz & Soul Singer Somi

WNYC SOUND CHECK: Somi: Capturing the vibrancy of Lagos

WNYC SOUND CHECK: Somi: Capturing the vibrancy of Lagos

Arise TV: Somi talks about her new album and performs 'Ginger Me Slowly'.

Arise TV: Somi talks about her new album and performs 'Ginger Me Slowly'.