MARCH 16: CHARTWELL DUTIRO
On Monday, May 13, I am honoured to have mbira master Chartwell Dutiro join me in the studio to share stories about his life in music and perform selections from his repertoire. Chartwell grew up in rural Zimbabwe and began playing mbira at age four. He toured with the great Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited from 1986 to 1994, and since then he has been based in Britain, where he has been performing, recording, teaching, and building bridges through his music. His latest album, Pasichigare, was released in 2014 on Ingoma records.
You can hear Chartwell performing at Bar Lunatico in Bedstuy on Thursday May 19, and at National Sawdust in Williamsburg on Sun. May 29 (with Quintet of the Americas). Full schedule here.
Note that Minutes of Funk will be broadcasting on Mondays from now on, and no longer on Tuesdays.
The show broadcasts live 6-8PM EST on Monday, May 13. Stream below or at www.rfb.nyc.