About

COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: USA/Kenya–

WEBSITE: www.naomiwachira.com

EMAIL: naomi@naomiwachira.com

ASSOCIATED ACTS: Ziggy Marley, Damien Jurado, Valerie June, Yuna, Nneka, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Shemekia Copeland, Clinton Fearon, Dave Matthews

YEARS ACTIVE: 2012 - Present

GENRE: Afro-Folk/Singer-Songwriter

 

 

Kenyan-American singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira grew up singing gospel music in a choir of family and friends. Inspired by the music of Tracy Chapman and Miriam Makeba, she wanted to follow suit, making the world a better place by writing music that is poignant and life-giving. She has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Folk Artist” by Seattle Weekly. With each song, she creates a breathable and expansive space inviting all of us to rest, heal, and be reminded of our true identity. To date, she has released –“African Girl” (2012), “Naomi Wachira” (2014), “I am Because You Are” (2015)–and her latest offering, “Song of Lament” was released in 2017.

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Press Photos

Photo Credit: Bryan Tucker

Photo Credit: Bryan Tucker

Photo Credit: Bryan Tucker

Photo Credit: Bryan Tucker

Photo Credit: Janell Dell

Photo Credit: Janell Dell

Photo Credit: Janell Dell

Photo Credit: Janell Dell

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