Chiwoniso Maraire fans posted poems and renditions of the Mbira icon’s most popular songs on broadcast websites as news of her death spread on Thursday.
Maraire’s manager, Tsungirirai Zvobgo confirmed the musician had died on Wednesday but did not disclose her ailment.
Maraire, daughter of noted mbira player Dumisani Maraire, played the instrument with the family orchestra from her childhood. She later fused it with guitars, producing a popular variety of jazz, backed up by one-time husband Andy Brown and Brown Suga.


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