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:   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 »



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