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Timbila with Chartwell Dutiro: Final U.S. Appearance!

  • Barbes 376 9th St. (at 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY (map)


There is one more chance to hear Chartwell Dutiro with Timbila before he returns to the U.K.: Barbes, next Saturday night!  We’ve had an amazing run these past few weeks.  The sound just keeps getting deeper…

SATURDAY, September 26, 8-9:30PM

376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718.965.9177

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 U.K., 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.  Lion Songs CDs and books will be on hand for sale.


Chartwell Dutiro – mbira and vocals

Nora Balaban - mbira, timbila, vocals

Banning Eyre - guitars

Rima Fand - violin, vocals

Dirck Westervelt - bass

Bill Ruyle - drums, percussion

Louisa Bradshaw – vocals