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Sad news: Mbira queen is dead, at 37

The phenomenal Zimbabwe singer Chiwoniso Maraire has died in hospital of a lung infection. She was just 37 and she leaves two chldren.

Chiwoniso grew up in the US before returning to Zimbabwe, where her father, Dumisani, was a respected instrumental teacher.
Chiwoniso Maraire

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Comments

  1. Dj Romeo Afro Foxy says:

    Rest In Love, Your Beautiful Sounds Of Steel will live for ever, here is a remix for you
    https://soundcloud.com/romeofoxy/wandirasa-chioniso-maraire

  2. Her father, Dumisani Maraire, was a well known African composer and performer. He wrote some wonderful pieces for the Kronos Quartet, Mai Nozipo and Kutambarara, recorded for the album PIeces of Africa. He died at a young age, too. RIP, family Maraire.

  3. Cassie Raymond says:

    How very sad. Such a young woman. Your voice will live forever. My deepest condolences to your children and other loved ones.

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