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December 16, 2020 | Film,

Congratulations to Somi on her GRAMMY nomination!

We’d like to extend our sincere congratulations to Somi’s for her latest album being nominated for a GRAMMY and for sharing her latest film—in the absence of things—with the ArtsEmerson audience! Did you see it? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

“US-based Rwandan-Ugandan jazz vocalist and songwriter Laura Kabasomi Kakoma known by her stage name Somi recently made history at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards as the first African woman ever nominated in any of the jazz categories and the first-ever African artist to get nominated in the Best Jazz vocal category.” –

“‘in the absence of things’ runs less than 10 minutes but expresses the ineffable…Somi captures our inconsolable longing.” – New England Theatre Geek

The streaming window for in the absence of things is over, but you can hear Somi’s GRAMMY nominated album Holy Room right now!

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