Chiwoniso, Stella Chiweshe , Mbira

Here is a great article about Chi to mark what would have been her 39th birthday written by Daphne Jena for HerZimbabwe

Born in the US in 1976, Chiwoniso Maraire was daughter to renowned ethnomusicologist Dumisani Maraire, who taught marimba and mbira in the US between 1972 and 1990. Along with her mother, Linda Maraire, Dumisani Maraire was a renowned stage performer. Chiwoniso was the oldest in a family of five.

Her death on 24 July 2013 was a sudden end to the life of one of Zimbabwe’s most revolutionary female musicians.

Had she lived up to this day, the 5th of March 2015, she would have been celebrating her 39th birthday. To celebrate her life’s achievements, Her Zimbabwe has compiled a list of 39 facts about her 37 years of life.

Full article here