PODCAST: Wambura Mitaru Synergy

By 
Rob Hochschild
May 22, 2013
Wambura Mitaru

A Berklee student group with deep African roots, the Wambura Mitaru Synergy fuses a range of regional influences in songs with strong grooves and catchy lyrics. The band features Kenyan vocalist Wambura Mitaru, South African guitarist Sebastian Reunert, and Egyptian percussionist Moez Dawad.

Mitaru, a music education major, earned a bachelor’s degree in communications at Daystar University in Kenya before enrolling at Berklee in 2011 as a Berklee Africa scholar. As a Daystar student, she joined a nine-part singing group that toured the United States for three months. She is music director of the Berklee African Club and, among other activities, she founded the Berklee Winter Closet in 2012. One of her goals is to help foster improved education policy and accessibility to arts education in Africa. Mitaru is a fan of lingala, reggae, rap, soukus, and afropop music and her favorite artist is Kenyan rapper Juliani.

Mitaru will perform at three concerts as part of this year's Summer in the City series. The first one will be at the Boston Public Library on June 21.

 

Wambura Mitaru Synergy
"Wewe"