Chartwell Dutiro returns to Bar LunÀtico for a joyful and meditative night of mbira!
Chartwell grew up in rural Zimbabwe and started playing the mbira when he was four. The mbira is an ancient instrument, consisting of at least 22 metal keys mounted on a wooden soundboard. Chartwell and his brother would often play mbira all night, calling the ancestral spirits for guidance, as has been done in Zimbabwe over centuries. Chartwell teaches Mbira, dance, percussion and singing in community and school settings nationally and internationally.