The Tich Maredza Band

World, Folk,Traditional

Juno award winning composer/multi instrumentalist Tich Maredza and his band are a living laboratory of evolving African Music Our drummer, Gordin Mapika, is a mythic musician. He has toured the world with the giants of Zimbabwean music. The rhythm bubbles over, as he effortlessly combines and improvises on the rhythmic vocabulary that is one of Zimbabwe’s musical treasures. Larry Lewis, a Canadian and the lead guitarist, while well versed in traditional Zimbabwean styles, brings his experience in jazz, Cuban, Fado and Brazilian styles to this group. He is currently experimenting in how to make his guitar sound like an mbira. The mbira is part of the DNA of Zimbabwean music. Another Zimbabwean, Tich Gombiro – Electric Bass, with his impeccable feel for this Southern African music provides the backbone of the group’s sound. And finally Tich Maredza, with his original compositions, provides the vehicle for this dynamic ensemble.

The music of the TMB is like a warm breeze from the highland plateau; a breeze that refreshes, invigorates, inspires and delight.

When we first opened for the legendary Zim musician, Oliver Mitukudzi, he said, in jest while listening to our sound check, “You guys sound better than we do.” This was a joke to be sure but also an expression of respect from the greatest there is.

Appearing at

Phoenix Concert Theatre

concert date: April 6, 2013

event: Small World in association with Wine Dine Africa presents Oliver Mtukudzi & Black Spirits

Appearing at

Trillium Park, Ontario Place East Island

concert date: September 17, 2017

event: Small World in the Park