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Dumisani Maraire

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Abraham Dumisani Maraire (1944-November 25, 1999), known to friends as “Dumi,“ was a master performer of the mbira, a traditional instrument of the Shona ethnic group of Zimbabwe. He specialized in the form of mbira called nyunga nyunga, as well as the Zimbabwean marimba. He introduced Zimbabwean music to North America, initiating a flourishing of Zimbabwean music in the Pacific Northwest that continues to spread in the 21st century. Maraire was born in Mutare, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). He began learning music from family members, and later at the college of music in Bulawayo. Maraire taught from 1968 through 1972 at the University of Washington in Seattle, where his daughter Chiwoniso Maraire (also a musician) was born. He remained in the region throughout until 1982, teaching at... Read on...

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