It’s been a few weeks since I last posted a blog post. Not easy to achieve everything when juggling many different projects. Therefore, I decided to post a short blog post today and share this beautiful song that I discovered yesterday. I have been a “music hunter” since I was at the beginning of my 20s, and my love for music and dance took me to DJ-ing as a hobby. I’m not good at remembering names. Neither musician’s names nor song’s names (at least not many of them), but I am extremely good at remembering the feelings & memories they bring up.
By the way, did you know that those who have Alzheimer’s and dementia remember songs? Yes, they struggle with memory, but they retain the songs and music they had a relationship with very well. Therefore, Music-based caregiving is being used more and more directly towards this group. Cause it has a calming effect on them.
But back to the shared song, Naomi Wachira appeared while searching for acoustic music with African female voices. And my little research on her brought me to this; Naomi Wachira is a Kenyan-born, Seattle-based singer and songwriter. She was named the Best Folk Singer by Seattle Weekly in 2013.
She credits her influence to two groundbreaking female songwriters, Miriam Makeba and Tracy Chapman. For those of you who do not know Miriam Makeba, she was a South African-born singer who became known as Mama Afrika, one of the world’s most prominent Black African performers in the 20th century.
On Naomi´s website, which I share with you here, you can find out more about her songs. I enjoyed her musical contribution, and so I hope you do.