Somi (photo Tatenda Chidora)

Metropole Orkest + Somi

Sun 22 Sep 2024 20:30 - 22:00
Sun 22 Sep 2024
20:30 - 22:00
  • Sun 22 Sep 2024
    20:30 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


Somi vocals
Metropole Orkest
Vince Mendoza dirigent

Liefde voor jazz en het Afrikaanse continent

Singer Somi is widely admired for her supple voice, which can sound ‘both serious and seductive’, according to The New York Times. Born in America, she feels a strong connection to her parents’ native lands, Rwanda and Uganda. She mixes her background in jazz with her love of the music of the African continent.

In addition to her musical studies, Somi Kakoma also studied African Studies at university. The renowned South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela became her musical mentor. Under the name Somi, she has released several albums, most recently Zenzile, a tribute to the legendary singer Miriam Makeba. On this album, she collaborates with outstanding jazz musicians from New York and superstars such as Angelique Kidjo and Gregory Porter.


Somi (photo Tatenda Chidora)
Somi (photo Tatenda Chidora)