The drummer queen
In her previous lives, the girl currently known as Muthoni Ndonga was among other things the head of Shaka Zulu’s harem, a cunning street urchin who converted into a renowned mystic healer in current day Armenia, a polar bear, a Chinese dumpling maker, a fierce general under Napoleon. Her adventures run concurrently with 300 wars, the invention of the envelope and the discovery of whisky.
In this life, Muthoni Ndonga is a living, breathing singer of the hero variety. This embodiment of talent is a songwriter-flow-poet- by night and creative-social entrepreneur by day. And when she trans-nights between sleeping, waking, eating and breathing, she brandishes her sticks as insert victorious sounding horns THE DRUMMER QUEEN (DQ).
Defining her sound: Afro-Pop+ Edge
Her sound is an edgy mix of loud African drums & rhythmic patterns with Hip-hop/rap, Electronic/Dance RnB, Soft Rock, Floetry and experimental creating an intoxicating fusion of sounds. To best imagine this brand new African sound, think Missy Elliott +M.I.A+ Africa= Awesome!
Her Live Set: Half live/half electronic
Muthoni performs a set that is half live/half electronic. Half the elements of the music are played off Appleton and Logic, while the drums, synths and keyboards, as well as singing is all done live. Her act is as small as one and as many as five.
Across the dimensions, the reviews have understood that she is inspired by love, relationships, politics, and new spirituality. Her sound is a conscious call to live, dream and hope in curiosity, courage and strength. Delivered sometimes in song and “Floetry” (spoken poetry) her work is an experimental, entertaining and stirring display of artistry that is nothing short of intergalactic.