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Somi releases The Lagos Music Salon / Ebony interview

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Somi interviews with Ebony Magazine and explains the origins of her new OKeh album - The Lagos Music Salon. Developed out of a sojourn to Lagos, Nigeria, the release reflects new musical directions in Somi's work. When planning the trip, she did not intend to make a record, but her scheduled seven week stay turned into a year and a half long period of inspiration, learning, and artistic development.

Somi hopes her new release will encourage listeners to learn more about Africa and its rich culture. "Lagos gave me so much," she says. "Africa inspires me and is always going to be the central point of my work, and hopefully what I'm doing empowers Africa."

READ THE FULL Ebony INTERVIEW HERE