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Kasiva Mutua may have learned drumming from folktales told by her grandmother, but has developed her own knack for powerful beats. One of Kenya’s leading percussionists and drummers, her expressive playing can tell a story on its own, or keep a band perfectly in the pocket.
Today, she’s an international touring percussionist, integrating African traditional music with modern styles such as jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, and more. One of only a few African women playing percussion continentally and internationally, Mutua plays music to celebrate her community’s spirit and elevate the place of the African woman in music. She’s involved in numerous intercultural musical collaborations, including The Nile Project, 1Beat, Coke Studio Africa, etc. The Kenya native co-founded an all-female percussion group called MOTRA (MOdern and TRAditional Rhythms), and is also working with an all-female band by the name of The Flower Project, among others. She was named a TED Global Fellow in 2017 and an OkayAfrica 100 Woman in 2018.
Citing the girl child and gender equality as issues she is passionate about, Kasiva continues to motivate women to diversify their positions in music and inspire the young generation to continue preserving their culture.Read more Read less