Somi – The Lagos Music Salon

Released in May 21014, “The Lagos Music Salon” is the second album by American born Somi.

Track Listing : 1.First Kiss: Eko Oni Baje (Somi) – 01:25 . 2.Love Juju #1 (Somi) – 03:22 . 3.Lady Revisited (Somi) – 03:56 . 4.Ankara Sundays (Somi) – 05:19 . 5.Ginger Me Slowly (Somi) – 04:04 . 6.When Rivers Cry (Somi) – 04:29 . 7.Brown Round Things (Somi) – 04:31 . 8.The Story Of Monkey (Somi) – 00:53 . 9.Akobi: First Born Sun (Somi) – 04:07 . 10.Two Dollar Day (Somi) – 05:51 . 11.Still Your Girl (Somi) – 04:47 . 12.Four. One. Nine (Somi) – 03:33 . 13.Love Nwantinti (Somi) – 02:11 . 14.Four African Women (Somi) – 06:36 . 15.Hearts & Swag (Somi) – 01:18 . 16.Love Juju #2 (Somi) – 04:21 . 17.Last Song (Somi) – 04:21 . 18.Shine Your Eye (Somi) – 03:23

Musicians : Somi – Vocals . Angélique Kidjo – Vocals On (3) . Ambrose Akinmusire – Trumpet On (7) . Common – Vocals On (6) . In His Image – Vocals On (13)

Production : Produced By Somi

Recorded 2013 – 2014.

Released May 2014 By Okeh.

(Source The Lagos Music Salon | Somi – Official)

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Bop-N-Jazz
This incredibly moving vocal narrative is a personal hybrid of the improvisational spirit, nu-soul and the cultural embodiment of her African heritage. The cumulative result of The Lagos Music Salon are layers of vocal texture and melodic wonder that at times defy traditional critical review.

AXS
‘The Lagos Music Salon’: Somi absorbs loss of father with return to NigeriaThere is the heartbeat of Motown, the poetry beats of a barely simmering civil unrest, the neo-soul of Lauryn Hill of the Fugees (but better), and the indigenous humor of friends carrying on — under a ferociously confident jazz and Afro-pop cadence.

SoulandJazzandFunk.com
The album’s centre piece is ‘When Rivers Cry’. It’s the set’s most complex item – featuring a children’s chorus, melancholy violins and a rap from Common. It has a real sinister feel to it.

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