The Wangari Trio performs world acoustic music that draws from East African music, jazz, rock and folk sounds. The Trio, comprised of Wangari, Paul Thibeault and Gabriel Harris, got their start performing in house concerts and collaborating with NGO's in the San Francisco Bay area. Today they have risen to a level of national success, known for their activism and powerful concerts.
Wangari is a 24 years old African songstress and humanitarian from Kenya. She began performing at national festivals from the young age of 7. With her exceptional voice she became one of Kenya's leading vocalists. Wangari, who credits Miriam Makeba as her mentor, began performing under the umbrella of organizations such as UNESCO, bringing awareness to the Rwandan genocide, Women Rape in the Congo and tribalism issues in Africa. Wangari has been dubbed a voice for the voiceless and the new Mama Africa
To read more please visit http://www.wangaritrio.com/#!trio-biography
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Added by cmargaritafranco on July 22, 2011