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Umbria Jazz 2018 - seconda parte

Read "Umbria Jazz 2018 - seconda parte" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Umbria Jazz
Varie sedi
Perugia
13-22.07.2018

Umbria Jazz 2018 ha chiuso i battenti: 1 milione 450 mila euro di incassi da biglietti e merchandising con 35.000 paganti. Numeri invidiabili, da capogiro, anche se un bilancio ragionato fra entrate e uscite richiederebbe un'analisi molto più approfondita.
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Somi: Petite Afrique

Read "Petite Afrique" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Somi's debut on the Okeh imprint--The Lagos Music Salon (Okeh, 2014)--pulled no punches. It tackled tough topics within an African framework, bringing hard truths to bear in soulful fashion. This follow-up is equally impactful, but it shifts focus stateside, eyeing the titular Harlem neighborhood that Somi calls home now.

In addressing life along ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Somi: The Lagos Music Salon

Read "The Lagos Music Salon" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

L'attuale rinascita del soul, nella nuova connessione tra radici storiche, jazz, hip-hop e Africa non è solo europea (inglese e francese, soprattutto). Evidenziata da giovani cantanti nere con precise radici africane, trova in Somi una figura di crescente rilevanza, destinata ad ampio successo.

33 anni, nata negli Stati Uniti da genitori provenienti da ...

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Somi: The Lagos Music Salon

Read "The Lagos Music Salon" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

To most people, the junction of New York and Lagos, Nigeria may not seem like a natural place for an album to take shape. Somi, thankfully, thought otherwise. This worldly and well-traveled vocalist makes it seem like the most natural of meeting points on The Lagos Music Salon.

Somi's music has always been ...

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Rigas Ritmi Festival: Riga, Latvia, July 3-6 2013

Read "Rigas Ritmi Festival: Riga, Latvia, July 3-6 2013" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Rigas Ritmi
Riga
Latvia
July 2-6, 2013

Latvia's Rigas Ritmi 2013 was the 13th edition of this compact but always intriguing celebration of music--or, more precisely as the title indicates, a celebration of rhythms. The distinction is important for although jazz is at the heart of the festival it shares the spotlight with other styles. ...

NEWS: RADIO

Jazz Radio Returns a Second Time! Lydia Liebman's Reeds & Deeds II is back!

Jazz Radio Returns a Second Time! Lydia Liebman's Reeds & Deeds II is back!

'Reeds & Deeds II' is returning for a second full year on WECB! The jazz radio program that made a big splash on the internet airwaves is back with more exclusive content, brand new tracks and exciting interviews. Lydia Liebman's radio program ran from September to May last year on Emerson College's internet radio station, WECB. Interviews ...

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The John Coltrane You Haven't Heard airs on Reeds & Deeds II

The John Coltrane You Haven't Heard airs on Reeds & Deeds II

This Sunday's broadcast of radio program Reeds & Deeds II on WECB will feature exclusive, rare, and in some cases, never before heard tunes from jazz legend John Coltrane. Live performances from Penn State 1963, Paris 1961, outtakes from Coltrane's 1965 “Sun Ship" sessions with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones, as well as the ...

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Vocalist Somi to be interviewed on Reeds and Deeds II

Vocalist Somi to be interviewed on Reeds and Deeds II

This Sunday's broadcast of “Reeds & Deeds II" will feature an exclusive interview with jazz vocalist Somi. Somi is performing Monday night at the Regattabar in Cambridge to celebrate Valentines Day. The interview is scheduled to air at 6:30 on www.wecb.fm. Somi will talk about her musical background, the creative process of her two albums “Red ...

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Saxophone Summit on Reeds and Deeds II

This Sunday's broadcast of “Reeds & Deeds II" will feature an exclusive backstage interview with the Saxophone Summit: Ravi Coltrane, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart and Phil Markowitz. The Saxophone Summit will be performing in New York City at Birdland this weekend through Saturday. The segment will be broadcast during the February 6th ...

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Danilo Perez and Somi at the Kimmel Center

Read "Danilo Perez and Somi at the Kimmel Center" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Verizon Hall
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia
March 19, 2010



In this concert, the performance by Danilo Perez' group (entitled “Things to Come: 21st Century Dizzy") was supplemented with an opening set by the up-and-coming vocalist Somi, making for an interesting combination of diverse jazz flavorings. Somi's unique African-based renderings was ...