I’m ecstatic about introducing to you jazz/soul vocalist Somi, and her stunning new recording “If The Rain Comes First” on the creative, and innovative label with an international vibe ObliqSound. ~ The Urban FluxSomi | If The Rains Come First [ObliqSound, 2009]
ObliqSound is pleased to announce the signing of vocalist and songwriter Somi, whose label debut will release in October 2009. A finalist in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her single ?Ingele? from her critically acclaimed album Red Soil In My Eyes on Harmonia Mundi, Somi showcased this year at SXSW and will be a featured performer at the upcoming Montreal Jazz Festival this July.
Born in Illinois to East African parents and having also lived in Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania, Somi is a true daughter of the New African world. Her upcoming album will include a guest performance by legendary South African Hugh Masekela.
Release Date: October 13, 2009