The music of Zimbabwe's women mbira players

Joyce Warikandwa

Joyce Warikandwa was born in Mhondoro in 1976 and began playing mbira at age five. In 1988, she toured the UK as a member of the group Svinurai. A member of Victor Kunonga’s band Peace, she worked with Kunonga and the late Hugh Masekela on the unreleased recording project “Shai Shai.” Joyce lives in the Mhondoro rural areas.