Koku Gonza is the definition of natural talent. She is a singer who specializes in song writing and her music can be categorized in different genres-- nu soul, afro-beat, rhythm and blues, electro soul, etc.
Two key musicians in her life--her father and her mother, influenced Koku. Her father, a renowned Tanzanian composer and guitarist, exposed Koku to the African music of his roots. Koku Gonza's mother, a flute/sax player and a cultured musician from the U.S., shared her knowledge in multiple genres such as Gospel, Jazz and Classical music with Koku. Koku Gonza inclines the creativity of a combination of various styles of music.
Koku Gonza's voice is unique. Her love for the guitar has resulted in mandatory accompaniment with most of her songs, but she works with different instruments to create her unique sound. Her style can be heard in a jumping afro-beat tune or a soft melodic down-tempo song. Koku Gonza is indeed a natural talent to be heard.