The jazz vocalist Somi — born in Illinois to parents who emigrated from Rwanda and Uganda — discovered her musical identity traversing the cultural bridge between America and Africa. Her 2020 recording Holy Room was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album and won the 2021 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocal Album. Somi’s newest project is Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba, a deeply personal tribute to the legendary, groundbreaking South African singer and activist who turned 31 years of exile imposed on her by the apartheid regime in her native country into a career of global triumph and influence.
“The earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves.” – Jazz Times
“African grooves, supple jazz singing and compassionate social consciousness; she is both serious and seductive.” – The New York Times
DACAMERA’s mission is to inspire individuals and enrich communities through diverse and inventive musical experiences with a vision to change lives through music.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!
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The show goes on rain or shine.
All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.