Artist Statement

The Sweet Freedom concert celebrates self-liberation, self-expression, and freedom of creativity through music. The first Sweet Freedom concert will be on April 27, 2018 at Gallery 992 in the West End. It’s Somalia’s first headlining show. It was important that she had the show in the West End because she is a graduating senior at Spelman College. The Sweet Freedom celebrates the Atlanta community that has supported Somalia throughout the years. Somalia puts on a show for all ages. She cultivates every stage she touches because of her ability to draw her audience in with her soultry warming vocals. This concert will be a space where people can dance, laugh, cry, and heal. A care-free concert is Somalia’s opportunity to invite Atlanta into her world of sweet soulful R&B music.


Artist Bio

Somalia is an Atlanta-based singer, songwriter, actress, and talk show host. She released her first music video in the summer of 2016 and it has over 500 views on YouTube. Since then, she has released two singles on all streaming services. She’s gearing towards releasing a two-part EP titled “Choir of Me.” She describes her sound as “Urban Sassy Soul.” She combines R&B with an influence of hip hop, jazz, and funk. Some of her influences are Erykah Badu, Nao, Marvin Gaye, and Beyonce. She’s performed both nationally and internationally. She’s even had the opportunity to perform background vocal for artists such as Kathleen Bertrand. Not only does she use her powerful soulful voice to sing her original R&B Soul tunes, but she also uses her voice to change her community by hosting a teen talk show called “Fusion Talk Show.” Voicing her opinion on issues that are affecting her community inspired her to get involved with radio. The Sweet Freedom concert will help to launch Somalia’s career as an independent R&B artist.