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Somi & Metropole Orkest

Orchestral jazz music with African influences
Fri 20 Sep ’24 20:15 uur
Fri 20 Sep ’24
20:15 uur
  • Fri 20 Sep ’24
    20:15 uur
    Hertog Jan Hall

Singer, composer, and playwright Somi Kakoma, better known as Somi, takes the stage at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven this season alongside the Metropole Orchestra, under the direction of honorary conductor Vince Mendoza. Somi blends her jazz background with her love for the music of the African continent. In 2021, she became the first African woman to be nominated for a Grammy in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for her live album "Holy Room: Live At Alte Oper." Somi has previously collaborated with Gregory Porter, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Seun Kuti.

A virtuosic performer in full command of her instrument and powers.

The New York Times