Rainier Arts Center presents Naomi Wachira

April 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98118
Rainier Arts Center

Rainier Arts Center kicks off our 2016 Music Series with folk musician Naomi Wachira!


From her bio:

She’s making music inspired both by the music she discovered in America and the music she grew up with in Kenya, not a Western conception of how African music should sound.

The daughter of a Kijabe pastor, Naomi joined the traveling family band at five years old, spreading the good word through gospel song. This explains the beautiful harmonies on her album, for as she says “In my family everyone sang and everyone knew their part. Harmony was second nature for us.” Larger African concepts also play a part in Naomi’s music, like the Zulu idea of Ubuntu. This concept means “I am because we are,” and it’s a community-based worldview that focuses on caring for each other.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.

To find out more about Naomi, go to her website and Facebook page.