SOMI Rounds Out Landmark Year with Performance at The Smithsonian


SOMI Headlines 50th Anniversary of 

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Bill Cosby 


Major Label Debut, The Lagos Music Salon,

Continues to Receive Wide Critical Acclaim and 
Features Special Guests Angelique Kidjo and Common


Listen to The Lagos Music Salon Review
on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

“…Somi’s songs gracefully fuse African-tinged grooves, 

supple jazz singing and compassionate social consciousness; 

they’re both serious and seductive.” – The New York Times

“Somi delivers vocal performances of striking tonal clarity and

expressiveness, shedding light on the lives of the people of Lagos 

by delving into their struggles, pain, pride, and joys. A sustained triumph.” 

– The Boston Globe


“Somi’s stunning new album, ‘The Lagos Music Salon’feels like 

meeting a third cousin for the first time — a family member, distant, yet 

familiar in ways that are obvious upon closer inspection. Those wise enough to purchase her new album would do well to locate the repeat button in advance.” 

 – The Huffington Post


“A record that should make Somi into an international star. You won’t be able to stop listening to ‘The Lagos Music Salon,’ this rich, moving, sensual, close-to-perfection collection of borderless music.” – PopMatters

SOMI Adds to Growing List of Accolades
Speaker at TEDWoman Salon:
“Women Shaping the Future”
Presented by TED and Advertising Women of NY
Co-Chair of The Africa-America Institute (AAI) 2014 Awards Gala
Host the likes of Nigeria’s former President Obasanjo
and NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo
Headline Performer for Rubin Museum’s 10th Annual Gala

Performer as Part of Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela’s
“Twenty Years of Freedom Program” at Carnegie Hall
Also featuring Dave Matthews
Performer and Featured Speaker at Edison Talks
Invitation-only Audience of 1000+ of Country’s Top Executives,
Philanthropists, Technologists, Artists and Innovators

Opening Performance for Hugh Masekela’s 
75th Birthday Celebration at The Barbican Centre in London

Headline Performer at National Museum of African Artists (Smithsonian)
50th Anniversary Gala featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Master of Ceremonies
and Honored Guests Bill and Camille Cosby

Somi – “Last Song” (Official Music Video)

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SOMI · The Lago Music Salon

OKeh Records ·  Release Date: August 5, 2014  


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