Jazz Vocalist Somi Takes on Gentrification with 'Petite Afrique'

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The daughter of immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, jazz vocalist and songwriter Somi's music weaves together elements of American jazz, African rhythms, pop and soul. Her most recent album, "Petite Afrique" was inspired by West African immigrants in Harlem and their struggles with gentrification. We'll talk to Somi about the album and her human rights activism.


Somi, jazz vocalist