KeruBo is a performing Afro-Jazz artist, originally from Kenya who now lives in the Burlington area.
She has more than 20 years’ experience performing all over the world in music festivals. Her style of music is a blend of African Traditional Music, with inflections of Brazilian Samba/Bossa Nova, Jazz, and Blues.
KeruBo sings African folk music and Afro-Jazz, from African laments to more modern arrangements. Her influences are from generations of music artists and songwriters but more particularly – Achien’g Abura, Miriam Makeba, Dorothy Masuka and Nina Simone. She feels that these notable, strong-minded, female singers effectively used their music as a powerful medium to bring awareness to social issues and to rebuke social injustices. They sand candidly about issues without worrying about consequences.
KeruBo’s music is about preserving African culture and heritage, while highlighting social issues affecting vulnerable minorities such as women and children.