Dutiro Chartwell

Person Type:
person
Country of Birth:
Zimbabwe
Biography:
Chartwell grew up in rural Zimbabwe and started playing the mbira when he was four. The mbira is an ancient instrument, consisting of at least 22 metal keys mounted on a wooden soundboard. Chartwell and his brother would often play mbira all night, calling the ancestral spirits for guidance, as has been done in Zimbabwe over centuries. As a teenager Chartwell joined the Salvation Army band, and when he moved to the capital he played in a military marching band. From 1986 to 1994 he toured the world with the legendary ‘Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited’ . Since 1994, Chartwell has been based in Britain, performing, recording, teaching, and building bridges through his music.
Music
 
STILL TITLE TYPE CREATION DATE
still Bottlescape animation
2004