Naomi Wachira has a clear vision of who her listeners should be, namely – anyone. “Regardless of their education, beliefs, or socio-economic status” – as she explains.
It’s equally difficult to isolate her inspirations from her music, but again she comes with help, quoting Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, American sound and African rhythms.
Yet at the very roots of Naomi’s artistic soul is probably her parents’ choir in a little town of Kijabe, where she sung her first notes at the age of 5. And after a little while, she’s one of the leading folk voices from Kenya.
“I’m Alive” is the opener of Naomi Wachira’s fabulous self-titled LP album, which is available on her Soundcloud profile.