Timbila and Chartwell Dutiro Record Release Party

Timbila and Chartwell Dutiro Record Release Party

Tue. May 16, 2017

7:30 pm

HiFi

This event is 21 and over

TIMBILA is a New York-based Afrodelic band that merges traditional music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with East Village rock. CHARTWELL DUTIRO is a maverick, master mbira player from Zimbabwe with a story that begins in the sacred musical rituals of his home village, passes through the international limelight of the world music years in the company of Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, and continues today in the U.K..

Chartwell and Timbila began collaborating in 2012, and have developed an entrancing, expansive repertoire together.

Chartwell Durito
Chartwell Durito
Chartwell grew up in rural Zimbabwe and started playing the mbira when he was four. The mbira is an ancient instrument, consisting of at least 22 metal keys mounted on a wooden soundboard. 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 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.
Timbila
Timbila
TIMBILA is a New York-based Afrodelic band that merges traditional music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with East Village rock. Its American founders met in Zimbabwe in 1997 and have been creating together ever since, building new creations around the timbila, xylophone of Mozambique, and the metal-pronged mbira of Zimbabwe.
Venue Information:
HiFi
169 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009
http://thehifibar.com/