Afro-Fusion sensation Mary Anibal to unveil debut album ‘Maria Wenyu’

Afro-Fusion sensation Mary Anibal to unveil debut album ‘Maria Wenyu’

Mary Anibal is a name that has been gaining fame and acclaim as the years go by. She is a Zimbabwean songstress who mostly works in the Afro-fusion genre. Other titles she claims are mbira player, songwriter, music educator and percussionist.

Her career started as a session musician and progressed to her becoming artist in the band of one of Zimbabwe’s most recognized artists to finally taking centre stage and shining like the star she was made to be.

An alumni of Zimbabwean music education institution, Crossroads Zimbabwe, Mary Anibal began her career as a session musician in 2016 where she played mbira. She has gone on to perform as a member of 3G band that backs one of Zimbabwe’s most towering musical acts, Jah Prayzah.

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The Wait is Over Fam!!! I am launching my debut album “Maria Wenyu” on the 8th of June 2024 at the Alliance Francaise. The experiential event will feature a live set of all the songs featured on the album with some special friends joining me on stage Tickets available now!

She has produced a number of singles which have gained airplay not only locally in Zimbabwe but across the world. Perhaps one of her most noticeable songs is “Mvura” a mbira backed track which speak on themes of nature and the arrival of rain. Her most recent solo release is titled “Vana Ava” speaks of the injustices and strife children face in a damaged society.

It is also a plea for the older generation to care for the future generation. Her incandescent talent has given her the chance to perform across her native Zimbabwe as well as Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. She is the recipient of the 2023 Zimbabwe Music Award in the category of ‘Best Traditional (Chinyakare/Chimurenga)’.

Kudzai Mhangwa

Kudzai Mhangwa is a writer, actor and musician. He writes poetry, plays, essays and short stories. His work has been featured on House of Mutapa, Atrebla Magazine, Ka'edi Africa, Poetry Soup and elsewhere.

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