As a “a stark and heartfelt reflection on the contemporary world and the human experience therein”, Wachira’s new album is a sorrowful experience, but – as you could expect if you know this talented artist – it’s also inspiring.​" ​ ”

— Beehype

DISCOGRAPHY

Song of Lament

Naomi Wachira

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This collection of songs is a testament to Wachira’s full embrace of her creative power and its ability to spread goodness to a world churning with chaos and self-inflicted woes born out of fear and mistrust of the “other.” It is a stark and heartfelt reflection on the contemporary world and the human experience therein. Throughout the eleven-track collection, Wachira poignantly articulates the pain and chaos of modern times, while also lifting up her enduring and hopeful belief in the fundamental goodness of humanity. (2017)

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Naomi Wachira

Naomi Wachira

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There’s no doubt that there’s a better future in store for Naomi, especially after her great breakout year in 2013. Named the Best Folk Singer in Seattle by alt publication Seattle Weekly and featured on their cover, Naomi became the toast of the town, which in turn led to a friendship with the much-loved indie songwriter Damien Jurado, who came onboard to produce this album. The result is Naomi Wachira’s debut full-length, a portrait of a Kenyan artist at home in the Pacific Northwestern United States. (2014)

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African Girl EP

Naomi Wachira

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Naomi grew up in a musical family in a small town called Kijabe, which is located on the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. She started singing with her parents at age 5 and hasn’t stopped since. Discovering that she could write music at the age of 15, was both a terrifying and freeing experience as it gave her a platform to express her otherwise introverted self. Through age and a myriad of life experiences, she has developed a style of writing that is simple and to the point. Offering her take on issues affecting society, she blends her African native rhythm with American folk and soul. Hoping to follow in the footsteps of great African legends such as Miriam Makeba and Angelique Kidjo, Naomi has set her goals to change the world view on Africa one song at a time. Whether writing about her trouble laden continent, domestic violence or love, she believes her mission is to write music that provokes humanity to being mindful of each other. On her desire as an artist she says, “my greatest fulfillment will be that what I write and sing about can translate to anyone no matter where they’re from, what they believe, education or socio-economic status”. Naomi currently resides in Seattle and is working on an EP that is scheduled for a September 2012 release.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Jul26

Naomi Wachira @ Ballard Homestead

Ballard Homestead, Seattle, WA

7/26: Bradford Loomis, Naomi Wachira, Costello
BRADFORD LOOMIS: http://www.bradfordloomis.com/
“He’s a modern day prophet, like the Johnny Appleseed of music, sharing his heartache and spreading hope along his path. Loomis literally bursts with emotion when he performs, but one doesn’t have to see it to hear it. It’s as if he’s compelled in the best way to turn it loose lest it consume him.” – Northwest Music Scene
NAOMI WACHIRA: https://naomiwachira.com/
“Naomi Wachira is an artist of formidable talent and heart.  Her music & songwriting brings together harmonies that speak across continents and cultures. ” — Northwest Music Scene 
COSTELLO -SEATTLE (of Pretty Broken Things): https://prettybrokenthings.bandcamp.com/
@ Ballard Homestead7:30p show, 7p doors
All ages, seated
MORE EVENT INFO:
- Seating is not reserved unless noted in ticket price options.  - We have a mix of padded chairs and benches available.- We are an all ages venue. - Attendees are welcome to bring quiet food / picnics.  Side yard generally available at the Homestead as well. 
- Please refrain from talking or texting during the show.- Please enter quietly if the show has already begun. - Please leave quietly, it's a very quiet neighborhood.- Kids 10 & under are free at Abbey Arts concerts & arts events unless noted.
- For ADA information at Ballard Homestead, please see www.ballardhomestead.org/rent or email arts(at)fremontabbey.org  There is a ramp around back on the south side of the Homestead for wheelchair access. Fremont Abbey is ADA accessible on both levels.
ABBEY ARTS, SEATTLE | NONPROFIT 501C3, NON-RELIGIOUS, EST. 2005Presenting welcoming music, arts & cultural experiences for people of all ages & incomes.
We support low income families, veterans, and humanitarian nonprofit workers with free event tickets. http://www.fremontabbey.org/artsconnect  
Venue rental info & more: http://www.fremontabbey.org/rent Concert & events calendar: http://www.abbeyarts.me
 Home Venue: Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103 / 206-414-8325 Ballard Homestead: 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle
All ticket sales are final unless noted per refund policies on each show.

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