Live at the Temple - Somi

  • 1011 Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Des Moines Performing Arts
  • Dates: January 19, 2023
  • Location: Temple Theater
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: 6-SHOW PACKAGE STARTS AT JUST $158! This event only - $20.00 - $45.00 Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.
  • Overview

    Some musicians benefit from a deep connection with the place and traditions into which they are born. Others find who they are on extended journeys, connecting with sounds that are foreign yet inherently familiar. Somi Kakoma —the vocalist, composer, and writer born in Illinois to parents who emigrated from Rwanda and Uganda—discovered her musical identity traversing the cultural bridge between America and Africa. That sense of discovery continues to guide a career in which she has forged a musical signature, channeling the jazz, soul, and the music of her roots.