Mutinda on stage
Mutinda on stage
Mutinda on stage
Mutinda on stage


Simama:Swahili:Stand up and be counted
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  • country:Kenya
  • region:East Africa
  • style(s):Afro, Acoustic
  • label:metta metta ART
  • type:Solo, Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:East Africa Connections

Line up

  • Collins Ochieng (Bass (Kenya))
  • Duncan Gashie (Drums (Kenya))
  • George Mutinda Wambua (Lead vocals & acoustic guitar)
  • Isaac Anyanga (Percussions & BGVs)
  • Jack Muguna (Lead Guitar (Kenya))
  • Kasiva Mutua (Percussions & BGVs)
  • Kristian Haarløv (Lead guitar)
  • Sara McKinley (Bass guitar)
  • Thierry Pucheu (Percussions)
  • Tommy Flood  (Drums & BGVs)


Timeless, soul-searching melodies and contagious rhythms.

Mutinda - Winner of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2010 World Music Category - is a strong vocalist and acoustic guitarist playing World music and Afro-fusion which contains rare sounds of Kenyan music meeting the global contemporary influences of today.
Flavors of ambient music and rock-beats with a taste of afro-jazz.

Since 2005 when Mutinda was one of the top male artists in the Alliance Francaise "Spotlight on Kenyan Music" competition his professional music career has grown steadily. Mutinda's absorbing stage presence in live concerts has created a name for him slowly carving a niche in the afro-fusion music circles and the wider entertainment scene. In February 2009 his music reached regionally when he performed at the Sauti Za Busara Festival in Zanzibar and in 2010 he went to Denmark and Sweden on tour with a Danish band. In 2010 Mutinda was announced Winner of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) World Music Category.

Under the label metta metta ART, Mutinda released his first solo album - entitled Matopeni - in December 2008. The 10-track album was co-produced by Abbi and features other Kenyan artists besides Abbi such as Barbara Guantai, Dave Mobb Otieno, Kombo C. Burns, Hellon among others.

Performing either alone, with a 4- to 7-piece band, Mutinda passionately prefers playing the guitar during his concerts. "Music serves as a bridge to take a listener through a journey while also serving as a source of hope and inspirations... and that is what Matopeni is all about", he says.

Besides making music, Mutinda has for several years been working with Sauti Za Kwetu - a group of boys from Mathare . Through music he encourages the boys to know life to be more than their environment and that it is possible to find grace and humbleness in the midst of the toughest life-conditions.


"Matopeni" - Mutinda