World VIllage, 2022CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 28.2

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

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 88
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba, Mama Africa, is a refreshing reminder of the South African singer, composer, actress, and visionary activist. Makeba brought a sense of elegance and sophistication to African music. This is a smashing performance by Somi including several notable guest artists. Gregory Porter joins Somi on “Love Tastes Like Strawberries”, Msaki adds vocals on “Khuluma”, “Jike’lemaweni” features vocalist Angelique Kidjo, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo stars on “Nonquongo”. Get a history lesson on “Pata Pata” and “A Piece Of Ground” while enjoying the music!


Publicist: Lydia Liebman Promotions