SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi’s new album “The Lagos Music Salon” is the result of an 18-month sabbatical in Lagos, Nigeria and marks the young East African singer’s major label debut. A highly anticipated follow up to her last album “If The Rains Come First’ which debuted at #2 on the Billboard World Chart and featured her long-time mentor Hugh Masekela, this stunning collection of self-penned story-based songs finds solid ground in a hybrid style of music that integrates the essence of jazz and soul with the musical depth of her African heritage.
“Superb!” – Vogue Magazine
“A potent brew from the first sip to the last drop.” – NPR All Things Considered
“All elegance and awe…utterly captivating!” – Billboard
“A world music luminary!” – The New Yorker
“Glistens with the sheen of an almost impossibly perfect cosmopolitanism!” – Boston Globe