Muthoni Drummer Queen was interviewed by the Google Cultural Institute in November. The feature is part of an effort by Google to digitise the National Museums of Kenya’s exhibitions in order to preserve Kenya’s heritage and growing the country’s business interests. In the interview, Muthoni speaks about Nairobi’s cultural reawakening, and the importance of having a strong community of female musicians that is mutually supportive. She also talks about why it’s important for her as a female artist to break gender stereotypes: “I rejected the hyper-sexualized presentation of women I grew up seeing in hip-hop because I understood (even without knowing the language) that that imagery is created for the male gaze, and is performative femininity”.
Read the full interview here.