Joseph Kamaru

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Little known outside of Africa, Joseph Kamaru has been influencing the music scene in his homeland of Kenya since 1967. While his earliest hits, including "Celine," "Thina Wa Kamaru" and "Tugatigitihanio,"…
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Little known outside of Africa, Joseph Kamaru has been influencing the music scene in his homeland of Kenya since 1967. While his earliest hits, including "Celine," "Thina Wa Kamaru" and "Tugatigitihanio," were rhythmic dance tunes, recorded with his sister, Catherine Muthoni, and his performances were "x rated, adult only" spectacles, Kamaru completely revamped his approach after he became a born again Christian in 1993. Disbanding his group, Kamaru Supersounds, he formed a gospel music and began singing exclusively for the Lord. Performing highly-spiritual concerts and organizing festivals, Kamaru has helped to make gospel music one of the dominant sounds heard in Kenya today.