Tariro NeGitare

Photo of OneBeat Fellow Tariro neGitare

Tariro neGitare is a vocalist and guitarist from Harare, Zimbabwe. She started playing the guitar at the age of 13 and has since become a rising star in the Zimbabwe music scene, sharing the stage with legendary African artists such as Oliver Mtukudzi and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. She is an avid collaborator, working and touring frequently with musicians from South Africa, Germany, Nigeria, and the UK. Tariro also created a platform for other solo artists called Wildfire Acoustic Nights, a music and poetry event that has been running for the past 4 years through a partnership between her company Wildfire Africa and the Zimbabwe German Society. Additionally, she runs Business of Art workshops that promote artists to monetize their passion by learning valuable business skills.

Tariro NeGitare received a OneBeat Accelerator grant to support the continuation and expansion of Magitare Creative Arts Hub, a creative space in Zimbabwe for 7-18 year-olds aimed at enhancing creativity of an individual through education in music, crafts, storytelling theater, visual art, financial literacy, etc, in addition to live performances and events.

The Magitare Creative Arts Hub operates with an understanding that creative impulse is fundamental to the experience of every human being, and that engaging with the arts and creative activity plays a significant role in improving physical and mental health and well-being.

The hub hosts a night featuring acoustic performances every month, called Magitare Live. These performances feature musicians, poets and comedians. The event is broadcast live on Instagram and aims at nurturing creative talent as well as creating a community of musicians that foster global understanding through the arts and can harness their influence for community development. The success of the event is based on a realization that for an artist to succeed, they need to be a part of an ecosystem that will allow the artist to thrive. Not only is it a performance platform, but artists exchange ideas and skills, share experiences and create opportunities for each other through networking.