New music: Kenyan-American Nasimiyu Murumba unveils single


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Minneapolis born, soulful songstress and multi-instrumentalist, Nasimiyu Murumba, unveiled her latest single ‘Even In The Dark’ from her upcoming dirt EP.

As shared on her personal Tumblr, Murumba explains that ‘Even in the Dark,’ is a song of gratitude, “It is a dedication to the people and the natural forces that have given me hope and belief in something bigger than what the American Dream has to offer. Something other than the colonized experience — something more integral to our own personal truths and inner sources of bliss. It is a wave of colorful sonic energy meant to fuel brighter visions of worlds worth working toward.”

In an interview with Invade Nola, the free-spirited Kenyan-American lists Billie Holiday, Michael Jackson, Outkast, Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, Fiona Apple, James Brown, Regina Spektor, Amy Winehouse, Meschiya Lake, Bill Withers, Lauryn Hill, Louis Armstrong, Glen David Andrews, TV on the Radio, Freddie Mercury, Claude Debussy, New Orleans Secondlines, sweating, reverence, nature, astronomy, mushrooms, film noir, marching bands, flirtatiousness, voodoo, burlesque, Dia de los Muertos, birds, dance, Africa, heartache, metamorphosis, surrealism, anthropology, jasmine flowers and elephant ear plants – as just a few of her eclectic influences.

Murumba’s sound is definitely as eclectic as her influences and her unmistakable craft resonates with soulful, emotional and bold musicality.

Listen to and download “Even In The Dark.” dirt EP is due out January 24th.

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