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Munyaradzi Nyamarebvu

OneBeat 2017 Fellow

Mbira Player, Singer-Songwriter

Harare, Zimbabwe

Munyaradzi Nyamarebvu is a Harare-based singer-songwriter and mbira player. Drawing inspiration from traditional folk styles and performing with homemade instruments, Munyaradzi address African, Ubuntu and humanitarian issues through his music. He has toured internationally, performing with numerous world music ensembles featuring players drawn from across Europe and Africa. “I believe that music should unify people and impact positivity, peace and love in the society,” says Munyaradzi. “Music should touch on critical societal issues and speak for the voiceless as well as reflect culture.”