KeruBo is a performing music artist born in Kendu bay, Kenya. She has been a working musician for more than 20 years. Her diverse musical influences range from traditional African music, to gospel, blues, Afro jazz, and jazz. She worked as a backing vocalist and dancer for prominent African artists such as Suzanna Owiyo and the late Achieng Abura (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buEXgaEkgJM). These artists played Afro-fusion and KeruBo has toured the world with them. They have been her strongest influences in her love for Afro-Jazz and the World Music genre. Before relocating to the United States, she was lead singer and manager her own band Keru-Blues, a jazz-blues fusion band that played venues in Kenya.
KeruBo sings African folk music and Afro jazz, from slave spirituals, African laments, civil rights songs, story songs, gospel songs, and beyond... Her influences are from generations of music artists and songwriters but more particularly – Achien’g Abura, Miriam Makeba, Dorothy Masuka and Nina Simon. She feels that these notable, strong-minded, female singers effectively used their music as a powerful medium for bringing awareness and rebuking social injustices. They told human truths as they saw it without worrying about consequences. KeruBo’s music is about preserving her culture and heritage, while highlighting social issues affecting vulnerable minority groups such as women and children.
Pricing based number musicians performing. Other factors may be location and/or duration of performance.
Lead vocal, 2 background vocals, piano, guitar, bass, drums, and percussions.
Full Afro-Jazz sound. Ideal for larger venues such as large clubs, outdoor performances, festivals.
Lead vocal, piano, guitar, bass, drums.
Afro-Jazz together with blues-jazz influenced material. Ideal for smaller clubs, banquets or other events.
Lead vocal, piano, guitar and/or bass.
Softer versions of Afro-Jazz together with bluesy/jazzy influenced material. Ideal for small clubs, restaurants, small receptions, or other events.
Lead vocal & piano -or- guitar.
Quiet, intimate version of Afro-Jazz together with bluesy/jazzy influenced material. Ideal for small venues like restaurants or other events.
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Burlington, Vermont, United States