Joseph Kamaru

Kenyan benga musician

Joseph Kamaru (8 November 1938 – 3 October 2018) was a Kenyan rock and gospel musician and political activist. He was a leading Kikuyu musician,[1] who has sold about half a million records.[2] He was known for his politically motivated songs. His music covered the teachings of life and sexual harassment in Kenyan politics and social culture. He was known for his friendship with Presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi.

Kamaru died on 3 October 2018 at the age of 79 at a hospital in Nairobi from complications of Parkinson's disease.[3]

References Edit

  1. Dorian, Frederick; Duane, Orla; McConnachie, James (4 October 1999). World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Rough Guides. ISBN 9781858286358 – via Google Books.
  2. The Music Business in Kenya
  3. Gachane, Ndung'u. "Musician Joseph Kamaru, 79, dies at MP Shah Hospital". Daily Nation. Retrieved 3 October 2018.