Sara Mitaru was live in concert last Friday at the Leakey Auditorium at the Museum in Nairobi. The concert was sponsored by Ford Foundation and .The attendees were from civil society, local artistes and fans, including the Nigerian High Commissioner and his lovely daughter who was caught up taking pictures of the concert.
The music that Sara sings is both African and inspirational, calling on Kenyans and Africans to stand up and speak out for their rights, following up on what the colonial and post-colonial freedom fighters fought for. The songs she performed at the concert were mainly drawn from jazz, soul and even reggae, which brought down the house. The highlight of the concert was when Kavutha Mwanzia stepped on to the stage for a duet with Sara named "Songea" which is a story about a lady asking a man to come closer to her to enable her to give him her all. The lovely artis
te was backed by a live band and several back-up singers which included Bien Aime of Sauti Sol.
At the end of the two hour concert, Sara thanked her producer who she confessed writes a large percentage of her songs, and her sister who wrote a catchy song called "Mala" that she perfromed that day. The concert was short and sweet however we wil just have to wait for Sara's next concert: she does not sell any of her music on CD or tape to avoid piracy and probably to keep her fans thirsting for more!
Sara Mitaru's Band