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Somi's 'Ginger Me Slowly' makes NPR's 'Heavy Rotation' - 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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Somi is a study in cosmopolitanism. Born in Illinois to Rwandan and Ugandan parents, she spent a few years in New York before moving to Nigeria to record The Lagos Music Salon. The standout single from that album, "Ginger Me Slowly," gained traction after it was featured on the BET network melodrama Being Mary Jane. The song beautifully fuses organic soul with jazz undertones; its title is an East African expression that means, "to spice someone up and make them feel good." "Ginger Me Slowly" accomplishes that objective and more, as it wraps a sublimely structured melody around Somi's beautiful, elegant voice - a reaffirmation of music's power to uplift, captivate and inspire.

Somi's 'Ginger Me Slowly' makes NPR's 'Heavy Rotation' - 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing