World VIllage, 2020CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 26.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 89
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Holy Room is a live session recorded at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany, May 2019. It was meant to be one of many tour stops on her world tour. Unfortunately it was halted by the pandemic and hence turned into this recording, the first featuring Somi with a big band! Somi is an international vocal wonder with a commanding voice that is soulful, rich and powerful. She brings a multinational band to pair with the HR Big Band and delights her audience. She wastes no time displaying her range opening with “Kadiatou, The Beautiful”. Other Highlights are “Black Enough”, the classic “Alien”, and the Mesmerizing tones of “Ingele”. It is an emotionally rich experience. The proceeds from this album will be donated to Black Art Futures Fund (BAFF), a collective of emerging philanthropists promoting the elevation and preservation of Black arts & culture.


Publicist: Fully Altered Media