2021 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival


Church Street in front of City Hall


KeruBo is a singer/songwriter Afro-Jazz artist, originally from Kenya, who now lives in the Burlington area.

She has more than 20 years of experience performing all over the world in music festivals. Her style of music is a blend of African traditional music, with inflections of Brazilian samba/bossa nova, jazz, and blues.  

KeruBo sings African folk music and Afro-jazz, from African laments to more modern arrangements. Her influences span generations of music artists and songwriters, particularly Achien’g Abura, Miriam Makeba, Dorothy Masuka, and Nina Simone—strong-minded, female singers who effectively used their music as a powerful medium to bring awareness to social issues, and to rebuke social injustices.  They sang candidly about issues without worrying about consequences.

KeruBo’s music is about healing, preserving African culture and heritage, and highlighting social issues affecting vulnerable minorities such as women and children.

KeruBo is also a member of the Windows to a Multicultural World teaching artist team with the Clemmons Family Farm, which provides opportunities to engage K-12 students in various social justice topics that pertain to African-Americans and the African Diaspora, and shares her heritage, culture, folk music and storytelling through remote learning.

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