Tafara Chakanetsa

Tafara Chakanetsa is a musician and craftsman from Zimbabwe.  He grew up in a traditional rural village and has been playing mbira music in ceremonial spaces for over twenty years.

Tafara is passionate about the healing power of the mbira, which has been played for thousands of generations as a tool for connection and healing.

Since arriving in the UK in 2016, Tafara has performed with Denise Rowe, Ombiviloum, and as a solo artist at venues including Shambala Festival, Tribe of Doris and The Horniman Museum, London.

Tafara teaches mbira, singing and craft.

Tafara is also one of the founders of Trees of Hope, who we are donating to from any profits from the festival.