Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa is a Zimbabwean gwenyambira, composer, and singer whose storytelling serves to bridge Zimbabwe’s past and present, in order to inform a self-crafted future. Her craft combines music and healing, drawing from the generations of Svikiro (spirit mediums) and N’anga (healers) in her bloodline. Tawengwa is also the founder and music director of the Mushandirapamwe Singers, a Zimbabwean vocal ensemble. Tawengwa earned her bachelor's degree in Music Composition at Princeton University (cum laude), her master's degree in Voice Performance from the University of Kentucky, and is a doctoral candidate in Voice Performance at the University of Kentucky.

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Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa

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