Born in Kenyan capital Nairobi, singer-songwriter Wambura Mitaru moved to Boston five years ago to continue her musical education at the Berklee College of Music – and to meet musicians from around the world.
So it seems natural that though Wambura’s music does have this unmistakable atmosphere of East African R&B, it’s actually a very global mix of influences and sounds. Let’s just mention that Wamura herself studied classical music in Kenya, and musicians she works now with come from such distant countries like Brazil, Nigeria and the US. But in Boston, they grew their common passion together.
Since 2013, Wambura has been releasing new music from time to time. Her latest single, “Wewe”, was also written a couple of years ago, but only recently got its final – and fantastic – shape. A joyful hymn to what matters most in life, it is accompanied by an equally delighful clip directed by Christopher Lewis Dawkins (another Boston acquaintance), and it will hopefully bring Wambura a breakthrough she deserves.
In the meantime, as she puts it, let’s “Love, laugh and dance.”