Nyokabi Kariũki is a Kenyan composer and performer based between Maryland, New York, and Nairobi. According to her bio, Her sonic imagination is ever-evolving, with compositions ranging from classical contemporary & experimental music, to film, choral, pop, and explorations into sound art, electronics, and (East) African musical traditions.
She has released a new EP called peace places: kenyan memories which is out now via SA Recordings. According to the press release, it takes you on a journey through memories formed throughout her upbringing in Kenya, transporting us to places around the country using field recordings, keyboards, kalimbas, experimental electronics, and languages including English, Kiswahili, Kikuyu, and Maa.
Check the full streaming below.