Bumbershoot

Chimurenga Renaissance

Artist Photo

4:45pm Monday 9/1

End Zone Stage

Led by Shabazz Palaces’ Tendai “Baba” Maraire, Chimurenga Renaissance filters the traditional Zimbabwean music Maraire’s father brought to Seattle in the ‘60s through a lens of contemporary hip hop. Their debut album, riZe vadZimu riZe, features the old-world sounds of the African mbira (a kind of thumb piano) and insightful commentary on Zimbabwe’s history, creating an experience that’s both an eye- and ear-opening excursion.

MusicHip Hop