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Mbira maestro Chartwell Dutiro with Timbila

  • Bar LunAtico 486 Halsey Street Brooklyn, NY, 11233 United States (map)

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.