BIMHUIS & Muziekgebouw present

Somi & Metropole Orkest

World-renowned vocalist and composer presents a captivating orchestral fusion of jazz and African music.

Singer Somi is widely admired for her supple voice, which can sound ‘both serious and seductive’, according to The New York Times. Born in America, she feels a strong connection to her parents’ native lands, Rwanda and Uganda. She mixes her background in jazz with her love of the music of the African continent.

In addition to her musical studies, Somi Kakoma also studied African Studies at university. The renowned South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela became her musical mentor. Under the name Somi, she has released several albums, most recently Zenzile, a tribute to the legendary singer Miriam Makeba. On this album, she collaborates with outstanding jazz musicians from New York and superstars such as Angelique Kidjo and Gregory Porter.

Somi vocals, Metropole Orkest


Would you also like to have dinner? Our restaurant is open on concert nights, usually from 6:30 PM onwards. Reservations recommended.

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Sun 22 September 2024
Somi & Metropole Orkest