Jacob Mafuleni & Gary Gritness

Jacob Mafuleni & Gary Gritness
  • country:Zimbabwe
  • style(s):Afrobeat, Electro
  • label:Nyami Nyami Records
  • type:Band
  • instrumentation:vocal, electronic
  • artist submitted by:Metiola Productions


The mbira maestro from Zimbabwe Jacob Mafuleni and his wife Martha Thom on vocals and percussion team up with French electro-funk prodigee Gary Gritness for a fresh and surprising take on traditional Shona music.

Gary’s subtle electronic arrangements take already hypnotic compositions to a higher dance-floor friendly trance without altering the fragile nature of mbira music . This natural and respectful collaboration already resulted in two already classic ‘afro techno’ tracks ATUKA MONDHORO 808 and CHIKONI 808, released on the NYAMI NYAMI records label and playlisted by influential djs worldwide.
This collaboration will be created live for the Red Bull Music Academy Festival in Paris on September 2016 before more shows in 2017 …