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Somi - Petite Afrique / The Olisa Blogazine review

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​The last time we heard from Somi, she had released an entire LP album about Lagos, her fifth. Titled The Lagos Music Salon, it energised Lagos in unimaginable ways, giving us the most resplendent and contemporary outsider reflection of the acoustic salad that makes up the coastal West African Megacity. Somi is back. This time she hits closer to home. Even though she is African (of both Rwandan and Ugandan descent), she spent her formative years in America and currently lives in New York. She calls her latest body of work, Petite Afrique, a sonic exploration of Harlem, a place inhabited by Africans and African-Americans alike.