Field recordings meet kalimbas and electronics on Nyokabi Kariũki’s new EP





Using sound to explore her memories of growing up in Kenya.

Kenyan composer and sound artist Nyokabi Kariūki is releasing a new EP, titled peace places: kenyan memories, via SA Recordings this February.

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Written whilst Kariūki was in America and unable to visit Kenya due to COVID-19 restrictions, Kariūki used the EP to explore her memories of her upbringing in Kenya.

In doing so, she combines field recordings with field recordings, keyboards, kalimbas, experimental electronics, and vocals.

peace places: kenyan memories follows the label’s release of Mabe Fratti + Concepción Huerta’s Estática EP.

Pre-order peace places: kenyan memories here in advance of its 25th February release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.


1. Equator song
2. A Walk Through My Cũcũ’s Farm
3. Galu
4. home piano
5. Ngurumo, or Feeding Goats Mangoes
6. Naila’s Peace Place