‘Mukanya’ Fradreck Mujuru, the grandson of the legendary Muchatera Mujuru, grew up in the largest extended family of mbira players in Zimbabwe. Strongly drawn to the instrument as a boy, he began to play at the age of 8, later learning to build mbiras as well. Today he is considered by many to be the greatest living mbira maker, as well as a highly respected musician. Instruments he built are now played on every continent! Mukanya toured Europe and South Africa during the 1990s, as well as teaching and performing in the US during 7 visits since 2001, including residencies at MIT, Eastman School of Music, Grinnell College, Williams College, and the University of Michigan.


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