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African American Singer Visits Africa, Returns Renewed

In a world that often insists on neat entertainment genres, some singer-songwriters will not be boxed in. Meet Somi, a singer-songwriter born in the Midwestern U.S. to African parents. She is both Harlem jazz singer and Afro-pop diva, and when Somi plays at hip New York venues like Joe’s Pub, it’s joyfully clear that her music has living roots in both worlds.    Somi lives in Harlem, home to one of America’s largest African Diaspora communities and a rich heritage of jazz and...

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