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Farai Machingambi, known professionally as Farai Matake, is a songwriter, musician, 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 instruments played in the band are as follows:
- Mbira, Marimba, Djembe, Vocals, Dundun, Saxophone, Acoustic Guitar, Lead and Bass 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.

His sound is a fusion of Traditional music, Afro-beat and World music.
He has found inspiration in Salif Keita, Thomas Mapfumo, Orlando Julius, Ebo Taylor, BaCissoko and Dhafer Youssef.
He has worked and shared stage with some of South Africa’s greatest musicians namely, BCUC, Nduduzo Makhathini, Mbuso Khoza, Indwe, Azah, Vusi Mahlasela, Nono Nkoane and many more.

Career highlights include opening for BCUC during the 2022 Fěte de la Musique Johannesburg and a feature by Newsroom Africa during the Africa Month celebration in South Africa 2022.

Farai Matake is currently working on his EP which is scheduled to be released soon on different music platforms.

NOTEWORTHY PERFORMANCES:

- Fete de la Musique Johannesburg 2022
- 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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