PETITE AFRIQUE – hr-BIGBAND Meets SOMI
Conducted and Arranged by John Beasley
She has been compared to Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba and Dianne Reeves.
Somi combines great vocal charisma and a broad musical horizon with a social consciousness
that rarely finds such explicit artistic expression in contemporary jazz.
Her album “Petite Afrique” deals with the self-image of West African immigrants in Harlem.
Jazz and African music, soul and pop find fascinating syntheses,
always grounded in poetic texts written by Somi.
From fragile beauty to combative “joie de vivre “Superb!”
Somi, vocals | John Beasley, conductor  | Hervé Samb, guitar | Toru Dodo, piano
and hr Big Band, Frankfurt

Friday, May 3 – 20h, Alte Oper, Frankfurt + Saturday, May 4 – 19:30h Staatstheatre, Kassel

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