Berklee Summer in the CityWambura Mitaru
Wambura Mitaru is Kenyan a vocalist presently studying Music Education at a Berklee College of Music. Before attending Berklee in 2011, she attained a Bachelor’s degree in communication at Daystar University in Kenya. While she was there, she was able to join a 9 part-singing group that toured the United States for 3 months to raise money for the scholarship fund for the University that she was attending at the time. In 2009 in her third year at Daystar, she was able to audition to Berklee College of Music and in June that year she was selected as the first female to receive the Berklee African Scholar scholarship. She is a part of Joey Blake’s singing tribe, and is Music director for the Berklee African Club, which performed at last year’s International Folk Festival. Wambura is passionate about education and her dream is to see excellent education structures and better accessibility to study Arts in the continent of Africa. She loves to listen and dance to lingala, reggae music, rap, soukus, afropop music and her favorite artist is Juliani a rapper from Kenya. She is currently in the second year of her undergraduate studies at Berklee College of Music and loving every moment of it.