Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.
Dumisani Maraire

Listen to

Dumisani Maraire

on Rhapsody

Play on Rhapsody

Similar Artists

Dumisani Maraire


Zimbabwe's Dumisani Maraire is a master of the traditional music of the Shona people. His main instrument is the thumb piano, which is made from metal strips attached to a wooden base and/or a hollow gourd, and he also plays the marimba. Both instruments pluck out hypnotic music with mellifluous melodies and engaging rhythms. Based on ancestor worship, the spirit realm of this music is primary, and Maraire's rough-hewn vocals hoarsely call out while ancient musical patterns continue their vibrant life. After studying at university in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, he relocated to the Pacific Northwest to teach at the University of Washington, where a community devoted to the mbira has arisen among his students. Entire groups, such as Balafon Marimba Ensemble, have found their inspiration there.
Rhapsody app on your desktop or mobile device.

3 months of Rhapsody Premier for $1, then just $9.99/month

Freedom to play what you want, anywhere. Limited time offer.