<p>New & Next: Meet East African Jazz and Soul Singer Somi</p>

Somi infuses her East African roots and jazzy soul for her latest album, "The Lagos Music Salon" that she recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. Why does an Illinois-bred Harlem-based singer with Rwandan and Ugandan roots choose to record an album in Nigeria? "Lagos feels like an African version of New York City," she says.

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