The music of Zimbabwe's women mbira players

Irene Chigamba

Irene Chigamba was born in 1957 and began playing mbira at age eight. After many years with the National Dance Company of Zimbabwe, Irene founded her own traditional music and dance company, Mhembero. She has toured widely, including Canada, the United States, Australia, England, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Russia, Yugoslavia, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, China, Korea, Japan, and Malaysia. Irene currently lives in Epworth.