Blend of African Traditional Music with inflections of Brazilian Samba, Jazz and Blues
Influences are from generations of folk music artists and songwriters but more particularly – Achien’g Abura, Miriam Makeba, Dorothy Masuka and Nina Simone. These notable, strong minded female singers effectively used their music as a powerful medium for bringing awareness and rebuking social injustices. They told human truth as they saw it without worrying about what resulted in consequence.
KeruBo feels the same way. Her music is about preserving her culture and heritage, while breaking down existing social orders that continuously debase minority groups such as women and children.
KeruBo sings about the history of African folk music, from the permutation of slave spirituals to early field recordings, songs of the civil rights and feminist movements, story songs, gospel songs, protest songs, and beyond…