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TariMari steps out of her shell

TariMari steps out of her shell

By Kudzayi Zvinavashe

Chiwoniso Maraire may have long died but several people still get inspiration from her magnanimous exploits.

One such person is her cousin and former backing vocalist TariMari who confesses she still hears echoes of Chiwoniso’s voice encouraging her to take up music.

As a follow up to her explosive debut performance at Miombo Magic Music Festival under the Book Café new artiste slot, TariMari will launch her first album Thursday.

The album titled Kumusha will be launched at Chez Zandi’s restaurant located along Herbert Chitepo Avenue in Harare.

Among the artistes that feature on the album are Ammara Brown, Ba Shupi and man of the moment Jah Prayzah who played mbira on her track Our Children.

Alice Knuth, the musician’s manager said the album was recorded at Jah Prayzah’s studio.

“TariMari has recently returned to Zimbabwe and has recorded her debut album at Jah Prayzah’s studio with the talented producer Humphrey Domboka,” said Knuth.

While her name is not a household name, she is not new in the music scene, she was once part the late Chiwoniso Maraire’s band.

Knuth described TariMari’s sound as “electric mix of Afro Jazz and traditional rhythms with…unique bluesy voice souring above her tunes”.