Residency Dates
  • Oct 1st 2014 to Oct 20th 2014
OneBeat 2014

Blessing Chimanga is a 23-year-old percussionist and singer
from Zimbabwe. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, he has toured
internationally performing in Italy, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Argentina,
Mozambique, and South Africa. Blessing has played with numerous ensembles,
including Zimboita, a collaboration between Zimbabwean and Italian musicians
that features Blessing on marimba and vocals. He also co-founded the Let the
Drums Speak Festival in 2010, to engage his local community and showcase
developing talent in Zimbabwe. Driven by passion and a singular drive to “live,
dream, eat, see and smell music,” he believes he was “born to bring a change in
this world for the better through music.”