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Somi set to release 'The Lagos Music Salon' celebrates at NYC's The Cutting Room on August 6th

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Somi is set to release her new recording - The Lagos Music Salon on August 5th and will celebrate with a performance at NYC's The Cutting Room on Wednesday, August 6th.

Somi breaks new ground with her major label debut The Lagos Music Salon (Sony/OKeh) which will be released August 5th, 2014. The new album by the superb chanteuse uses a hybrid style of music that organically integrates the essence of jazz and soul with the musical depth of her African heritage. Armed with a fantastic range of groove-heavy originals, the socially informed and adventurous vocalist Somi sings with a soulful beauty about her experiences during a recent 18-month creative sabbatical in Lagos, Nigeria. The album also features special guest appearances by Common, Angelique Kidjo, Ambrose Akinmusire, and others through a body of songs that JazzTimes calls a "sweeping, powerful portrait."

Somi's last studio album debuted at #2 on the Billboard World Chart and featured her legendary mentor Hugh Masekela. NPR's All Things Considered exclaimed that she is "a potent brew from the first sip to the last drop" while Vogue Magazine simply calls her voice "Superb!"