OKeh Recording Artist SOMI Announces National Tour
in Support of Critically Acclaimed Album,
The Lagos Music Salon
The Salon Tour Features Collaborations with Community
Art Spaces to Recreate Original Lagos-Style Salons
Critically acclaimed OKeh recording artist Somi will perform a series of intimate shows across the U.S. in support of her new album, The Lagos Music Salon. Inspired by her time spent in Lagos, Nigeria (18 months), the album presents new African jazz and soul, and features renowned musicians Common and Angelique Kidjo. Throughout The Salon Tour, the vocalist will collaborate with community art spaces across the country to recreate the original music salons she hosted while in Lagos, Nigeria. Tour dates include performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta and New York.
In Honor Of The 100th Anniversary of The Birth of Sun Ra, The Chicago Jazz Festival Will Be Celebrating His Work Through Movie Screenings, Panel Discussions and A Performances by The Sun Ra Arkestra, Under The Direction of Marshall Allen, To Close Out The Festival
With roots in Chicago that would eventually take his music to the world, the prolific Sun Ra regaled the music world with his colorful combination of cosmic philosophy, new jazz sounds and beguiling stagecraft, which included dance and costumes. This musical and cultural impact of Sun Ra’s work has been so profound that the centennial of his birth is an event that will pervade many of the events at this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival.
Face To Face, Inc. Presents
The Festival of Praise Tour 2014
Featuring Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin
Festival of Praise Kicks-Off in September during
Gospel Music Heritage Month
(Dallas, TX – July 23, 2014) – Face To Face, Inc. Presents the Festival of Praise 2014 Tour featuring multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award-winning recording artists Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. The national tour kicks-off at the Verizon Theater in Dallas, TX on September 18, during Gospel Music Heritage Month (see tour schedule below—more dates to be added in the coming weeks).