Kasiva Mutua

Percussion, Vocals  |  Kenya

Acclaimed percussionist Kasvia Mutua is working to elevate the place of the African woman in music. Her performance style integrates African traditional music with modern styles such as jazz, hip-hop, reggae and zouk. As a young drummer, Kasiva learned traditional drums from her grandmother and continues to perpetuate her heritage and celebrate her community’s spirit.

A member of the internationally-touring East African music collective Nile Project since 2014, Kasiva has also served as a Fellow of the US State Department international music exchange project, 1Beat, and in 2017 was named a Global TED Fellow.