I am Because You Are (Acoustic EP)

by Naomi Wachira

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Following the successful debut of her self-titled album in 2014, Naomi Wachira returns with a thought provoking acoustic EP "I am Because You Are" in an attempt to address the hopelessness of a society that seems bent on destroying itself. Weary of escalating violence, like the recent attacks in her home country of Kenya, ongoing wars and the plight of thousands displaced by these wars, Wachira sings with hope of a place where human diversity thrives. But her idealism is not oblivious to the callousness we often treat those who are different from us. Adopting the Zulu philosophy of Ubuntu, her songs point toward an approach to living that is mindful of others because we belong to each other.

Raised in Kijabe, a small town tucked on the base of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, Naomi makes music revolving around the themes of hope, compassion and mindfulness both towards oneself and society at large. She credits her influence to two groundbreaking female songwriters, Miriam Makeba and Tracy Chapman. The daughter of a pastor, Naomi joined the traveling family band at five years old, spreading the good word through gospel song. Since then, with her Afro-infused rhythms and simple lyrics, she strives to make a positive mark on the world, by reminding us that not matter our differences, we are all alike in our existence.

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released April 28, 2015

Produced by Naomi Wachira
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Globe Audio - Hamburg DE
Words & Music by Naomi Wachira
Guitar I, Vocal & Background Vocals - Naomi Wachira
Cigar Box Guitar on Up in Flames, Beautifully Human - Mick Ponert
Bass on What Are We Becoming - Mick Ponert

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Naomi Wachira Seattle, Washington

There is no doubt that Afro-Folk Singer/Songwriter, Naomi Wachira is determined to create a niche in the world with her uplifting and sobering music and perhaps inch us closer to one another as we remember our shared humanity. Her upcoming album, Song of Lament, is a testament to Wachira fully embracing her creative power and its ability spread goodness to the world. ... more

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