Strumming to Fame - 5 months ago, 14 Sep 16:12

Bill Odidi

Zimbabwean singer, songwriter and guitarist Tariro Negitare performed her first show in Nairobi during the Women In Music concert series at the Goethe Institute in Nairobi last Wednesday.

“I am privileged to be on this platform that provides an exciting opportunity for women from around Africa to showcase their skills,” said Tariro of the monthly event.

Tariro charmed the packed Goethe auditorium with her acoustic guitar and soaring vocals on a selection of songs from her two albums: her self-titled album released in 2013 and the follow up “Chipo Changu (‘my gift’ in Shona) of 2016.

“I recorded the first album only because I was going on tour and had not put out any music but by the second album I had understood that my music was a gift, hence the title,” she says. Tariro is Shona for 'hope' while Negitare means 'with the guitar'. “I thought: ‘how do I distinguish myself ...
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