This week, Naomi Wachira joins me to discuss music for community and how growing up singing gospel music in a choir has driven her to create music that is hopeful and inspiring. Committed to making the world a better place, you can find Naomi in the Pacific Northwest pursuing her music career full time.

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Revenue Streamsmusic for community

  • Performance Fees
  • Donation model and flat rate fees for house concerts
  • CD Sales
  • Streaming
  • T-shirts
  • Voice Overs

Non-Traditional Venues

  • Intentionally seeking out non-traditional venues like galleries and house concertsmusic for community
  • Playing venues that allow how music to create conversation
  • Touring with her young daughter impacts venue selection
  • The power of your fan network to help book house concerts

Overcoming Struggle

  • Hitting rock bottom while broke in Berlinmusic for community
  • The spiritual breakthrough at rock bottom
  • Keeping a faith that things will work out
  • Opening herself to new experiences and learning

The Role of Music in Bringing People Together

  • The Role of the artist
  • Creating music for community
  • Art is a beacon of light
  • The power of music to disarm us

Angelique Kidjo quote – “Even enemies listen to the same type of music.”

Books and Resources


Naomi Wachira (@imanafricangirl) | Twitter

Naomi Wachira – YouTube


Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists at Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic