Thu, July 24th

CHIWONISO: A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE / MOA, featuring Tanyaradzwa & Special Guests


Doors 10PM
Show 10:30PM
Advance Price $10/ $20 VIP seating and a free download
Door Price $15

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Chiwoniso Maraire was arguably one of Zimbabwe’s most influential female musicians, an internationally acclaimed vocalist and exponent of the mbira, Zimbabwe’s traditional thumb-piano. Chiwoniso was a role model to many young female Zimbabwean artists, who were inspired by her strength in a male dominated music culture. Chiwoniso used her voice to speak out against the injustices of politics and society, and had the ability to captivate an audience with her powerful voice. On July 24, 2013, at the age of 37, she passed away after a short illness. In addition to leaving a legacy of music in her wake, Chiwoniso was the loving mother of two daughters and a loving personality that touched many who had the fortune to cross her path. 

Max Wild (also known by his moniker MOA), performed extensively with Chiwoniso from 2010-2012, with tours throughout Europe, Africa, and North America. Chiwoniso appeared on Wild’s 2010 release ‘Tamba’ and in December 2011 the two collaborated on what was to become their last recording together, the single entitled ‘Dance Tonight’, to be released in August 2014.

Tonight marks the one-year anniversary of Chiwoniso’s passing. Performing at Drom, where Chiwoniso and Wild performed a sold-out show in 2010, MOA and some of the musicians that accompanied Chiwoniso on her musical journey come together to celebrate her spirit and legacy. The earnings of tonight’s performance will go towards a fund for Chiwoniso’s two daughters Chengeto and Chiedza. Any additional donations will be accepted with gratitude.