Ndangariro (Memories): Ernest Chaitezvi 2009


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This talented 24-year old mbira player is the nephew of talented mbira players Patience Chaitezvi, and the late Christopher “Doubt” Chaitezvi and Endiby Makope. Ernest’s gentle vocals are a perfect complement to a sweet mbira style. He chose the name Ndangariro (“Memories”) for this album: “The music brings back memories of superstar mbira players who passed away, especially my uncle Chrisopher who had a strong passion for the music. The music also helps in bringing memories of a culture which is being eroded by Westernization…the music helps me visualize the way our ancestors lived…memories, memories, memories…” Ernest’s mbira is in MBIRA workshop pitch (B) nyamaropa tuning. [Total time: 78:17]


  1. Nyama musango  [10:32]
  2. Tadzungaira “Todzungaira”  [9:16]
  3. Bukatiende  [7:30]
  4. Dangurangu  [10:05]
  5. Kanyuchi  [10:00]
  6. Bangidza  [10:13]
  7. Chipembere Nhimutimu  [9:06]
  8. Nhema musasa  [11:06]

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Title Ndangariro (Memories): Ernest Chaitezvi 2009
SKU music-3464
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