Wambura Mitaru’s eclectic and fluid music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and sounds from her African background. A young, passionate singer and songwriter from Nairobi, her career began in high school with training in classical music. She attended the Kenya Conservatoire of Music for further studies until 2011. Wambura Mitaru creates a hybrid sound of groovy tunes with catchy lyrics, and wants the audience to sing along from all parts of the world of music.(berkley.edu)
Since 2008, Berklee’s Africa Scholars Programme has held auditions in Nairobi, Accra and Durban to offer talented musicians from across the continent the chance to be awarded scholarships to attend the college.
Wambura Mitaru was one of two African candidates awarded a full scholarship in 2010 for four years of study after what the interview panel described as her “natural talent and musical instincts.”
Akim Camara, born in 2001 in Germany, is a violinist, who began playing in the age of two years. We already often posted about him, but his progress is still interesting. Listen to him playing the “Präludium und Allegro” by Fritz Kreisler in 2013:
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, born in 1809, was a german romantic composer and pianist. He is one of the most played and best known german composers, conductos and pianists of all time. Listen to his “Sommernachtstraum”, in english Midsummer Night’s Dream, played by the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig: