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Chiwoniso - Rebel Woman


Cumbancha | CMB-CD-8 | CD, Digital

With her first international release in over 10 years, Chiwoniso brings an entrancing and uplifting sound to the critically acclaimed album Rebel Woman. With her advocacy of free speech, human rights, and social justice, Chiwoniso is able to express her world’s joys and sorrows through her songs. The CD is packaged in a stunning matte-finish digipak including a 32-page booklet of song meanings, English translations and exclusive artist photos.

Zimbabwe's Chiwoniso performs entrancing and uplifting songs with ancient soul and modern spirit. Backed by the mesmerizing interlocking melodies of the mbira and the deep grooves of an all-star lineup featuring some of Zimbabwe and South Africa's top musicians, Chiwoniso's voice resounds with defiant strength and profound tenderness. 

With a sound that recalls the fire of Angelique Kidjo, the inspiration of Oliver Mtukudzi, the rebellion of Thomas Mapfumo and the soul of India.Aire, Chiwoniso is one of the most exciting talents in African music today. 

Zimbabwe's political and economic turmoil has thrust the turbulent African nation into international headlines. Based in the capital city of Harare, Chiwoniso has lived in the eye of the storm, observing firsthand as her beloved homeland struggles to overcome the enduring legacies of colonialism, war, social inequality and political oppression. A devoted advocate of free speech, human rights and social justice, Chiwoniso's music gives voice to the voiceless and speaks to the problems and joys of the world around her.


Released 02 September 2008