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Somi - The Lagos Music Salon / review

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It's hard to decide what is most exciting about The Lagos Music Salon, the major label debut of Illinois-born, East African singer-songwriter Somi-her exquisite voice or the emotional intensity of her poetic lyrics. With a voice that has been compared with the likes of Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba, Somi's music reflects both her passion for her African heritage and her jazz background. She can write socially conscious songs with political messages, and she can write a deceptively simple love song. The new album is filled with both. READ THE FULL REVIEW.