Gwenyambirakadzi: Tribute concert to Women of Mbira
March 17, 2017
7:30 pm
Harare, Zimbabwe

Many academic books we read in school say historically, women were not allowed to play #Mbira. One lecturer explained further saying it was done merely out of respect, as women were thought to already have many household and homestead duties on their shoulders, and playing #Mbira in those ancient contexts was very rarely a two-hour long concert mission but an all night job, sometimes consecutively.

Whatever the reasons, this certainly makes the women who went against the then societal expectations by playing #Mbira- true trend-setters, barrier-breakers and truly passionate custodians of the #Mbira culture.

So let’s celebrate them.