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Farai Machingambi, known professionally as Farai Matake, is a songwriter, instrumentalist, African indigenous instrument maker and a music facilitator. He is the founder and frontman of the band Farai Matake, which was founded in 2016. The band members are:
Farai Matake (Zimbabwe): Mbira, Vocals, Chipendani, Marimba & Guitar
Abgodohu Yao Gatorwobuna (Ghana): Percussion & Vocals
Gally Ngoveni (South Africa): Bass & Vocals
Karo Ndoite (DRC): Guitar

Farai is a self taught musician who answered his call for music when in 1997, he was gifted the Mbira by a Spirit Medium(Svikiro) relative at Masononga, a mountain in the Great Zimbabwe area. The gift of the Mbira instilled the importance of preserving and celebrating African indigenous musical instruments and further promoting Africa's music heritage.

Farai Matake’s sound is a fusion of Traditional music, Afro-beat and World music. He has worked and shared stage with some of South Africa’s greatest musicians namely, Nduduzo Makhathini, Mbuso Khoza, Indwe, Azah, Vusi Mahlasela, Nono Nkoane, Nkoto Malebye, Ncamisa Nqana and Naftali of the Royal Family and many more.

NOTEWORTHY PERFORMANCES

Concerts SA Digital Mobility Fund 2021
Fête de la Musique Pretoria with Philomène 2019
Bush Fire Festival with Azah Band 2018
Afro Punk Battle of the Bands Pretoria 2017
Mapungubwe Festival with Capital Arts Revolution 2017

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