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Afropop Night Live presents TIMBILA's CD release party!
Sat May 13th
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. 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. This double CD shows two sides of the collaboration: first, Timbila backing Chartwell in new interpretations of ancient Zimbabwean songs; then, Chartwell acting a producer for Timbila’s original compositions and arrangements. This two way musical encounter has yielded an unexpected delicacy….sadza (the staple food of Zimbabwe) with the head of a mouse!
CLICK LINKS TO LISTEN TO THE SINGLES
Traditional mbira song about the hardships brought by colonialism.
Arranged by Chartwell Dutiro for Timbila.
“Walking the Pink Fire”
Original composition, highlighting the afrodelic possibilities of the