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Kambua Manundu brings style to afro-fusion gospel

Kambua is a truly gifted artist with a talent for afrofused music.  In an interview she described her style as gospel, that is comprised of a fusion of African sounds such as zouk, kwaito, and rhumba; and Western sounds such as soft rock, R&B and jazz. She recently released a great video that showcases her talent and style and harkens to the talents of her favorite artists (Yolanda Adams, Chevelle Franklyn, India Arie, Aretha Franklin, Cece Winans, Angelique Kidjo, Khadja Nin, and Jonathan Butler).

Kambua has worked as an actress for Heartstrings Ensemble in Kenya. She has also been the voice for commercials such as Delmonte, Mumias Sugar, and Sunlight. Before pursuing a solo career, Kambua worked as a background vocalist for various artists.

In the summer of 2007 Kambua completed a performance program at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 2008 she completed a BA in music at Ambrose University College, in Calgary, Alberta where she majored in classical voice.

She was crowned Female Artiste of the Year at the 2009 Groove Awards, held in Kenya. She was also awarded the 2008 Afro-fusion Female Artist of the Year.  Her album ‘Nyumbani‘ was very well received and her latest album, ‘Nishikilie‘ is available on iTunes.  Both albums are done in both Kiswahili and English.

She wants to be a voice for women and children in developing countries and is currently the host of a gospel show, ‘Rauka‘, on Citizen TV.

For more about this very talented lady, visit her Myspace page.


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