Harlem’s Somi Brings ‘Petite Afrique’ To Aaron Davis Hall At City College

Internationally acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Somi will bring the captivating sounds of her latest release [easyazon_link identifier=”B01MZ9SZUG” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]“Petite Afrique”[/easyazon_link] (“Little Africa”) to audiences at Aaron Davis Hall during a special 7:30 p.m. concert on Friday, October 20, 2017. Continue Reading →

Somi’s ‘Petite Afrique,’ Dedicated To Harlem’s African Immigrant Community (Video)

Somi’s new album, Petite Afrique, is a song cycle dedicated to the gentrification of Harlem’s African immigrant community in Little Africa on 116th Street (in central Harlem) —her most political work to date. Continue Reading →

Stay In Harlem For The Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival In “Little Africa”

South_Africa_Johannesburg_cultural_dance_festival_5526880f20fb4465bcf3eeecd8b165beWhen you need a break from the Harlem Book Fair, head down to the first annual Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival, with African food, dance, music, clothing and more from Harlem to Harare on Saturday, July 16, 2016, on 116th Street in “Little Africa” Harlem. Continue Reading →

H&M Reshapes Mainstream Fashion From Harlem To Harare (video)

640-91c89c0a-fd77-470f-9d29-7a70134a31b2Muslim women in hijabs are becoming increasingly visible in the public domain, whether appearing in Android ads, walking across 116th Street in “Little Africa” in Central Harlem or the new H&M ad. Continue Reading →