Zimbabwean Mbira Star Chiwoniso Maraire Laid to Rest

Accomplished singer, songwriter and ambassador of Zimbabwean mbira music Chiwoniso Maraire was laid to rest at her rural home, amidst a family feud.
  • Zimbabwe:  Chirikure to Honour Chiwoniso

    The Herald, 24 January 2014

    Veteran writer, poet and storyteller Chirikure Chirikure said he wants to honour the late mbira maestro, Chiwoniso Maraire, by releasing an album they recorded together four years ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Book Cafe Honours Chiwoniso

    The Herald, 23 September 2013

    THE Book Cafe is today expected to bring to life mbira with several speakers to discuss mbira during this month which has been set aside as the mbira month.Among the speakers ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Rest in Peace Chi

    Financial Gazette, 31 July 2013

    IF tombstones were to be inscribed with words that summarise our works during our lifetimes, Chiwoniso Mararaire's epitaph should have read: "Here lies a woman who revolutionised ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Maraire Family Blasted

    The Herald, 1 August 2013

    Music fans have criticised the late Chiwoniso Maraire's family for using her death to settle old scores. Others described the whole saga as a last attempt to extort money from ... read more »


  • Zimbabwe:  Chiwoniso a Cultural Ambassador

    The Herald, 1 August 2013

    WHEN Chipawo staff and arts educators went to the funeral wake for Chiwoniso Maraire at her home in the Bluff Hill area of Harare, they paid their tribute to the mbira legend with ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  'Contageous' Disease Drama At Chiwoniso Burial

    New Zimbabwe, 30 July 2013

    CHIWONISO Maraire was laid to rest in Chimanimani on Monday - but body viewing was closed to mourners. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Chiwoniso Laid to Rest Amid Family Feud

    The Herald, 30 July 2013

    MBIRA queen Chiwoniso Maraire was yesterday laid to rest at her rural home in Chakohwa Village in Mutambara, Manicaland, amid a family feud which saw her body spending another ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Family Feuds Over Chiwoniso

    The Herald, 29 July 2013

    The body of Chiwoniso Maraire was yesterday denied entry into her Bluffhill home in Harare because of a family feud. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Macheso Salutes Mbira Queen Chiwoniso

    The Herald, 30 July 2013

    Sungura maestro Alick Macheso paid tribute to the late mbira queen, Chiwoniso Maraire, while performing at Pamuzinda Highway Xscape on Friday. Maraire died last Wednesday from a ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Chiwoniso - Mbira Queen With Unique Voice

    Zimbabwe Standard, 28 July 2013

    The death of mbira songstress Chiwoniso Maraire last week has thrown the Zimbabwean music scene into deep mourning. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zimbabwe Mbira Queen Chiwoniso Maraire Dies

    SW Radio Africa, 25 July 2013

    One of Zimbabwe's most talented musicians, Chiwoniso Maraire died at the South Medical Hospital in Chitungwiza on Wednesday evening. She was 37. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Gone Too Soon - Arts Fraternity Mourns Chiwoniso

    The Herald, 26 July 2013

    Condolence messages continue to pour in following the death of mbira legend Chiwoniso Maraire on Wednesday night. Chiwoniso who is believed to have been suffering from pneumonia, ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Chiwoniso Maraire Dies

    The Herald, 24 July 2013

    One of Zimbabwe's most talented mbira musicians, Chiwoniso Maraire, has died. read more »


  • Zimbabwe:  Dancing to the Sound of Mbira

    The Herald, 2 July 2013

    I USED to dance to the sound of mbira. Rhythm came naturally to me. I had this effortless movement to stamp my feet in unison with everyone. But, at the Book Café in Harare ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Chiwoniso, Ambuya Stella Talk Mbira @ Book Cafe

    The Herald, 24 June 2013

    BOOK CAFÉ is where it will be happening today with two of Zimbabwe's talented mbira queens facing off in a discussion dubbed "The Mbira Journey with Stella Chiweshe and ... read more »