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Somi
The Shrine, Chicago
Friday, June 18, 2010

People unfamiliar might wonder why she topped the iTunes World Music chart when her latest album came out. “I thought she was from Illinois . . . “

Yes and no. Actually, If The Rains Come First (Obliqsound) recalls Sade or some heavily organic trip-hop more than anything indigenous to her native Rwanda/Uganda, or the place she split time between here while growing up: Zambia.

Anyway, if you’re the first person to give us another noteworthy connection between any of those three African nations and Illinois, we’ll put you on the guestlist for Friday’s show. Deadline (e-mail ed [at] illinoisentertainer.com) is 1 p.m. CST, June 18th.

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