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Country Uganda Genres roots pop fusion Website www.musicinafrica.net /AlurQueen Festival Sauti za Busara 2022 Recordings Nimefika, 2006; Lek, 2008; Acher Achera, 2011; Pimar, 2019
Suzan Kerunen, popularly known as the Alur Queen, is a contemporary singer-songwriter from Uganda.
Her sound is inspired by a mix of Njige, Agwara and Ndara drums, from her native homeland in northern Uganda, whilst she sings in Alur-Jonam (her mother tongue) as well as Kiswahili, English and other languages.
Suzan Kerunen was nominated twice for Kora all African music awards.
She has performed on international stages including Bayimba festival and Safaricom International Jazz festival.
Kerunen is a founder of the Pearl Rhythm Festival and Know Your Culture Foundation, aiming to research, train and groom culturally aware Ugandans and promote cultural tourism for development.