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Mbira star off to Germany

Mafika, who is also a writer, will spend two weeks with 35 other participants from 18 countries attending the International Reporters’ Conference.

“I am happy to be invited to take part in this international editorial conference comprised of other young people who are very diverse in terms of knowledge, culture, lifestyle and backgrounds, coming together to report about issues that concern young people.

“I know that in my capacity as a musician, I can make a meaningful contribution to my society as well as be diverse in my way of thinking, thus writing more relevant issues when I compose my music,” Mafika said.

The conference brings young people from countries around the world and trains them in journalistic skills in new and traditional media.

Mafika will take with him poet Shoes Lambada to perform a fusion of mbira and poetry as well as conduct workshops.

The mbira maestro is currently riding high with his new album Dzimwe Nguva which is being sold both locally and globally.

“Collaborating with others is the best way to get to the top, you can never make it if you are selfish,” he said.

To date Mafika has worked with the likes of Alexio Kawara, Willom Tight, Sebede, the late Sam Mtukudzi, Hope Masike, Selmor Mtukudzi and Tendai Manatsa among others.

His farewell show will be held Saturday evening at the Book Café.

The Nyunga Nyunga mbira master will perform alongside the latest crop of mbira students: Diana Samkange, Tererai Mugwadi, Pauline of Mafriq, Tina Watyoka and Willom Tight’s son, Gary.

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