Chartwell Dutiro has played the Shona mbira virtually his entire life. From his village childhood in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) when he played at ceremonies with a local spirit medium, to his years performing and recording with Zimbabwe’s iconic Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, to his more recent career as a teacher, solo artist, and bandleader in the UK, Chartwell has cut a remarkable path through African music. His collaboration with Timbila breaks new ground in the evolution of mbira performing with Western instruments.
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Earlier Event: September 12Chicago, IL: Thomas Mapfumo concert celebrating LION SONGS
Later Event: September 17Chartwell Dutiro with Timbila and Quintet of the Americas