ArtPower: Somi

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: The Loft, 9500 Gilman Drive, San Diego | get directions

Cost: $18 - $35

Age limit: All ages

Singing in English and a wide range of African languages, Somi has had a fascinating artistic evolution. Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, she has spent the last decade building a career as a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and activist through transatlantic sonicism and storytelling. Her newest album, Petite Afrique — a daring, relevant refashioning of what “jazz” and “African music” mean — is inspired by the vibrant African immigrant community that has become a vital part of Harlem.


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