Somi Streams 18-Song Major Label Debut “The Lagos Music Salon”


East African vocalist & songwriter Somi is back with her fourth full length studio effort entitled “The Lagos Music Salon“.

The album is the highly anticipated followup to the veteran songstresses 2009 hit studio LP “If The Rain Comes First” and is co-produced by none other than reveered blind Nigerian producer Cobhams Asuquo and American composer/bassist Keith Witty. “The Lagos Music Salon” serves as Somi‘s major label debut; dropping on Sony’s relaunched historic jazz imprint, Okeh Records – the former label home of Louis Armstrong, Little Richard, Johnny Otis and many other greats.

Click play below to listen to “The Lagos Music Salon” in full:

Somi, who was born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, recently moved from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria in search of new inspiration and after only 18 months, she had a brand new album completed that bled with passion and reached new musical depths that she’d previously never thought possible. Speaking on the new album and her intent in writing it, Somi recently shared “Some people see me as an African artist and not jazz, while others see me as a jazz artist influenced by Africa. But I’m not focused on genre. My intent is to be honest with the songs and where they take me.”

Click below to download your copy of “The Lagos Music Salon“:

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Official “The Lagos Music Salon” Tracklist:
1. 1 First Kiss: Eko Oni Baje
2. Love Juju #1
3. Lady Revisited (feat. Angelique Kidjo)
4. Ankara Sundays
5. Ginger Me Slowly
6. When Rivers Cry (feat. Common)
7. Brown Round Things (feat. Ambrose Akinmusire)
8. The Story of Monkey
9. Akobi: First Born S(u)n
10. Two Dollar Day
11. Still Your Girl
12. Four.One.Nine
13. Love Nwantinti (feat. In His Image)
14. Four African Women
15. Hearts & Swag
16. Love Juju #2
17. Last Song
18. Shine Your Eye

Click play below to check out Somi’s story in the official album trailer to “The Lagos Music Salon“:

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