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Somi: Zenzile photo
February 24, 2023 | 8:00 PM
  • Starting at: $35.00
  • Venue: Koerner Hall
  • Series: Global Music
  • Genre: Vocal, World
  • Presenter: The Royal Conservatory
Grammy Award nominated vocalist Somi’s album, Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba, “seeks to not only celebrate the legendary artist’s musical contributions but also explore the lesser-acknowledged sides of Makeba’s art, activism, and life. … Somi helps the listener reimagine the Miriam Makeba they thought they knew — and sheds light on the role each of our voices can play in bringing about a more just world. … In Zenzile, Somi, a multidisciplinary artist and activist of Rwandan and Ugandan heritage who has been honored as a TED Senior Fellow and a Soros Equality Fellow (among other recognitions), imagines what might have been had Makeba’s voice been allowed to resound in its multifaceted fullness — and what we can learn from it today.” (Forbes)

Presented in association with Batuki Music Society.