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Afro-Folk Artist Naomi Wachira Releases Song of Lament

Kenyan Afro-Folk singer-songwriter Naomi Wachira has a new album titled Song of Lament that addresses injustice and the refugee crisis. Although news stories made her grieve, she desired “to create art that would serve society at large and hopefully lessen the chaos around us.”

Naomi Wachira currently lives in Seattle (Washington State, USA) and recorded Song of Lament with Dave West on organ and Rhodes; Teo Shantz on drums; Masa Kobayashi on bass; Tommy Sandovallegos on percussion; Eric Lilavois on percussion; Owuor Arunga on trumpet; and Andrew Joslyn on strings.

Earlier recordings include her first EP African Girl (2012), the self-titled album Naomi Wachira (2014) and an acoustic EP, I am Because You Are (2015).

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