Join Chartwell Dutiro at the 15th Zimbabwe in Devon Camp Mbira Gathering to learn and enjoy mbira. The camp is suitable for all levels of mbira players. Book now.

Cost, Date and Venue 

The camp costs £300 including camping & food and will run from 27th June till Monday 3rd July 2017 at the beautiful Coombe Farm, Tiverton, Devon. 

What to expect

The weekend will be full of  intensive mbira playing, Shona style singing, hosho playing, dancing, and rhythm and will be led by  renowned mbira player and musician Chartwell Dutiro with Emily Bryant.

Whether your are totally new to mbira playing and want to learn, or already play and want the opportunity to play with others and learn more, this weekend will be a fantastic experience.


The food at the camp is vegetarian/vegan plus Zimbabwean traditional food (sadza).

What you need to bring

Please bring your tent and camping equipment. There are a limited number of pitches and the farm operates a no dogs policy.

Book Now

Book your place now by paying a deposit of £150 (or the full amount).

Payment can also be made by cheque or BACS. Please contact Chartwell Dutiro for bank details on +44(0)7817907162
or email:

About Chartwell Dutiro

Chartwell teaches Mbira, dance, percussion and singing in community and school settings nationally and internationally.

Chartwell grew up in rural Zimbabwe and started playing the mbira when he was four. Chartwell and his brother would often play mbira all night, calling the ancestral spirits for guidance, as has been done in Zimbabwe over centuries.

As a teenager Chartwell joined the Salvation Army band, and when he moved to the capital, Harare, he played in a military marching band. From 1986 to 1994 he toured the world with the legendary ‘Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited’ . Since 1994, Chartwell has been based in Britain, performing, recording, teaching, and building bridges through his music.

Chartwell is also the Artistic Director of Mhararano Mbira Academy.