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The little girl of Zimbabwean artist Dumisani Maraire, singer/mbira player Chiwoniso Maraire specialized within an R&B-drenched design of African pop. However the vocalist, who passed her initial name skillfully, wasn’t actually blessed in Africa. Chiwoniso was created in Olympia, Washington, and resided in the U.S. until adolescence; she was 15 when she transferred with her parents to Harare, the administrative centre of Zimbabwe. It had been in Harare that she produced her presence sensed over the Zimbabwean pop picture and joined up with the Afro-pop group Andy Dark brown & the Surprise. Chiwoniso (whose sweetly girlish vocals taken to brain R&B performers like Deniece Williams and Minnie Riperton) ultimately pursued a single profession, and her debut single album, Old Voices, premiered within the U.S. on Tinder in 2000. Furthermore to performing, Chiwoniso performed the mbira, an African thumb piano that was performed exclusively by guys before ’60s. Chiwoniso passed away on July 7, 2013 from that which was suspected to become pneumonia. She was 37 yrs . old.

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Full Name Chiwoniso Maraire
Died July 24, 2013, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe
Profession Songwriter
Nationality American

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1 (July 24, 2013) Died from pneumonia at the South Medical Centre (Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe) at the age of 37.
2 Had 2 children with her now late ex-husband Andy Brown.
3 Notable American-Zimbabwean singer.



Liemba 2010 Documentary Narrator (voice)

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