Miriam Makeba & Nina Simone: Singing Protest & Memory With Somi at The Appel Room
Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone were two of the most uncompromising vocalists and activists of the 20th century. InSinging Protest & Memory, fiery rising star vocalist and composer Somi will channel their irrepressible spirits and iconic music. Somi has been described as "a new high priestess of soul" by the Huffington Post and as "the quintessential artist citizen of the world" by NPR. This soulful East African songstress was mentored by the legendary Hugh Masekela, who himself had an extensive personal and musical relationship with both Makeba and Simone. A very special guest vocalist (who we cannot yet announce) will join Somi on a few tunes to help her celebrate the close sisterhood between Makeba and Simone. Just like those two legends, Somi possesses a deep spiritual connection to her influences and yet consistently defies expectations, courageously delivering distinctive songs with incisive and revealing personal messages. This riveting performance will move fans of jazz, blues, R&B, and a wide range of African music first popularized worldwide by Makeba....
Jazz at Lincoln Center
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