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by Harare

A band led by marimba maestro and ex-Bhundu boys Kuda Matimba, combining different styles from Chimurenga, Sungura to traditional hypnotic rhythms of the Mbira (lamellaphone/thumb piano). Tanaka is a gem!
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1. Tanaka
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2. Tambarara
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3. Makomo
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4. Ve-Shumba
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Album Notes
Harare combines different styles from Chimurenga, Jit Jive to traditional hypnotic rhythms of the mbira (lamellaphone/thumb piano).

Harare are fronted by the exuberance and charisma of Zimbabwean musician Kuda Matimba and feature a groundbreaking line-up, mixing the buzzing acoustics of the Southern African marimba and mbira, lead and bass guitars and drum kit. A virtuoso marimbist, Kuda Matimba was a member of the Zimbabwe's legendary Bhundu Boys. Bhundu boys were a groundbreaking force in the African music industry, as they paved the way for more artists to reach commercial success in Europe and the US. Kuda has also worked with some of the highly rated Zimbabwean musicians both in Zimbabwe and in Europe.

Harare celebrate both the past and the future of African dance music and bring a spectacular mix of Southern African musical styles, particularly the musical styles of Zimbabwe. Kuda strongly believes in the importance of preserving one's heritage through music.

Tanaka, the latest EP, features musicians and guest artists from different musical backgrounds.

Kudaushe Matimba (marimba, mbira, shakers, vocals) - Zimbabwe
Tony Dudu (lead guitar) - Guinea Bissau
Mulele Matondo Afrika (bass guitar/second rhythm guitar) - DRC
John Nyahodya (drum kit) - Malawi

Guest Artists

Rob Shipster (percussion, engineer) - UK
Maria Del Mar Hollis (backing vocals) - UK
Kaia Mcternan (backing vocals) - UK
Jordan Jackson (backing vocals) - UK

Mastered by Howie B (Björk, U2, Tricky, Massive Attack)

Harare's music is about social awareness, life yesterday, today and tomorrow, advice, respect, love for one another and compassion. It expresses emotions such as pain, love, wisdom and rage. Words to their songs are performed in Shona language of Zimbabwe.



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