Music from Kenya – Wambura Mitaru

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.(

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.”

Here is her song ” Mala Mala ”


Christmas Songs: Music from Kenya – Kenyan Boys Choir

The Kenyan Boys Choir is one of the most popular african male voice choirs, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Listen to their version of “O Holy Night”:

Music from Kenya – Daddy Owen

Daddy Owen is a kenyan gospel and Kapungala musician, who was awarded with the MTV Africa Music Award in 2010. Listen to “Saluti”, featuring various artists:

Music from Kenya – The Kenyan Boy Choir

The Kenyan Boy Choir, founded in 1998, is a kenyan boy choir from Nairobi. Listen to “Tuli Tuli”, live in London:

Music from Kenya/the US – Eric & Magill

Eric & Magill are a great indie band from Kenya and the US. Hope you’ll enjoy their song “All Those I Know”:

Also listen to You Make It So Good

Music from Kenya – Muthoni the Drummer Queen

Muthoni the Drummer Queen is a kenyan female pop, and hip-hop musician. Here’s her song “Tippie Toe”:

Music from Kenya – Ay ft Sauti Sol

Updated song:

Sauti Sol is an afro pop and fusion band from Nairobi, Kenya, founded in 2005. Here’s their song “I Don’t Wanna be Alone“:

This was a fantastic Music-Suggestion from Kweli, so much thanks!