Chartwell Dutiro is a Zimbabwe native and leading authority on the mbira tradition. He is also an experienced collaborator. This hour, we hear about his recent partnership with Timbila -- a band co-founded by Afropop Worldwide producer Banning Eyre.
Plus: lessons from “Little Senegal.” We look to Harlem's Senegalese community as we preview Lucy Nalpathanchil's upcoming trip to West Africa.
Chartwell Dutiro and Timbila performance dates:
Friday, May 12, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 pm at The Wood.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm at The Lilypad.
- Papa Ibrahima Sow - President of the Senegalese Association of America in New York City, NY
- Chartwell Dutiro - World-renowned vocalist, mbira player, and teacher
- Banning Eyre - Senior producer of Afropop Worldwide, author of Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe, guitarist, and co-founder of Timbila
- Nora Balaban - Vocalist, mbira player, and co-founder of Timbila
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.