While Sami Chohfi is a Brazillian-American singer/songwriter based in Seattle, he is undeniably a modern citizen of the world.
His upcoming solo debut, Extraordinary World, was written across six countries over the last two years. From his journeys across Cambodia, France, India, Kenya and The Philippines as brand ambassador for the clothing line Be Good to People® to touring with his band Blue Helix across his family’s native country of Brazil, Chohfi’s songwriting takes a rock upbringing and spins it with musical influences from around the world. His upcoming single, “This Majesty” is arguably one of the album’s most personal examples of how travel seeped into his songwriting, written in Kenya’s Amboseli Park in the wake of his older brother’s passing.
“He loved climbing the highest mountains and I was constantly reminded of him as I gazed upon Mt. Kilimanjaro,” Chohfi adds. “In my experience from the many cultures I have been exposed to over the last two years, most believe that when we lose someone we love, we never truly lose them. I don’t think I will ever feel like those I loved and lost are gone from this place… we carry them with us.”
With a video shot at world renowned sites like the Taj Mahal and breathtaking footage of India in a pre-corona world, Extraordinary World serves as a timely reminder that, in Chohfi’s words, “all people just want to fit in, be loved, and be understood.”