“For Kenyan-born singer Naomi Wachira, storytelling is integral to her music, best described as intimate, vulnerable, and healing. Her music is pleasing to the ears—staying with you long after a song is over. It’s music that counteracts the tumult of our times, reminding us that this chaos, too, will pass.”
— Evette Dionne, Bitch Media
Seattle singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira was born in Kenya and grew up singing gospel music in a choir of family and friends. Inspired by the music of Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, Wachira saw the potential for song to make the world a better place and set out to create music that is “poignant, hopeful and life-giving.” Since her arrival on the Northwest music scene, she has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Folk Artist” by Seattle Weekly, and has cultivated a growing base of enthusiastic fans. She has released three recordings to date–“African Girl” (2012), “Naomi Wachira” (2014) and “I am Because You Are” (2015)–and her fourth album “Song of Lament” was released in June 2017.