Bio

Munya Mataruse is a Zimbabwean Artist based in Edmonton Alberta Canada. He started his music career professionally in 2005 at Pakare Paye Arts Centre which is an arts organization formed and is managed by Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi (Zimbabwean Music Super Star. His music is a unique blend of styles ranging from Afro Jazz, Katekwe and Shangara (the local traditional Zimbabwean genre). His sound is recognizable with intensely catchy Zimbabwean melodies and smooth vocals. With the help from Pakare Paye Arts Centre he managed to do numerous performances to school based audiences, weddings, Cooperate Functions, community galas, Fundraising Concerts, Road Shows, birthday parties, festivals and tours (for more see resume below). While still taking every opportunity to gigs he recorded his 2 albums Denguremhodzi and Pashangara under TUKUMUSIC/ PAKARE PAYE label. 

PERSONAL 

Name: Munyaradzi Mataruse 

Date of Birth: 22 January 1988 

Nationality: Zimbabwean 

PROFESSIONAL 

Professional musician/Instructor specializing in: (1) Lyrical Composition (2) Vocalist (3) Instrumental Arrangement (4) Acoustic Guitar, Mbira and Marimba (5) Music Producer (6) Graphic designer 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS 

Performances 

Hadyana Africa Day, 25 May 2005 

Tuku Annual Birthday Bash, 2008, 2009 

Boccapa Exposure Book Café, Harare 2008, 2009 

Harare Jazz Festival, Harare, 26 March 2010 

Umoja Cultural Flying Capet 2011 

Kentucky Centre, Louisville USA 

Delta Cooperation Long Service Awards 19 October 2013 

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Annual General Meeting December 2013 

Savanna Tobacco Long Service Awards 25 August 2012 

Zimplats Red Cross Safety Training Workshop 22 March 2014 

Youth Empowerment Trust Transformation Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 

Unki Mine Sports Day November 2014 

Say What Woman Conference 8 June 2013 

Methodist Fundraising Dinner 30 May 2015 

Chinhoyi University Of Technology Fundraising Dinner September 2012 

Roots Fundraising Dinner 2014 

Zimbabwe Masters Golf Tournament @ Eagle Rock Golf Club Edmonton, Canada. July 15 2015 

Atmospire Canada Gala 2016 September 20, 2016 

Amnesty International Event @ Rimbey Cultural Café. Rimbey Canada August 12, 2016 

The Calgary Folk Music Festival Revolution Will Be Televised II at Festival Hall February 15 2017 

Clareview Multicultural Center Community Event January 23 2017 

Zimbabwe Independence Celebrations. Edmonton, Canada April 16, 2016 

Festivals 

Pakare Paye Solo Festival, 22 Dec 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 

Winter Jazz Festival, 2010, 2011 

Youth Festival, 28 March 2009 

Harare International Festival of Arts 2008,2010, 2012, 2013 

Victoria Falls Jazz Festival 2007 

Zimbabwe International Film Festival 2009, 2014 

Ottawa Jazz Festival 2015 

Harare Jazz Festival 2013, 2014 

October Music Fest 2013, 2014 

Tours 

USA and Canada Tour With Oliver Mtukudzi and The Black Spirits April 2015 

- Louisville, KY, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts 9/04/2015 

- Indianapolis, IN, Caribbean Village, Esquire Events Center 11/04/2015 

- Pomeroy, OH at Fur Peace Ranch12/04/2015 

- Ithaca NY at The Haunt 15/04/2015 

- Cleveland, OH at Beachland Ballroom 16/04/2015 

- Ann Arbor, MI at Univercity of Michigan, Michigan Theatre 17/04/2015 

- Toronto, On Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall 18/04/2015 

- Fairfax, VA at Fairfax Conference Centre, 19/04/2015 

- Brooklyn, NY, Bric Arts, 21/04/2015 

- Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda's, 22/04/2015 

- Austin, TX at Flamingo Cantina, 24/04/2015 

- Dallas, Texas at Walnut Mall 25/04/2015 

- Calgary, AB at Flames Central 26/04/2015 

RECORDINGS AND CINEMATOGRAPHY 

- Dengu Remhodzi(Album) under Tuku Music label, 2010 

- PaShangara(Album) under Tuku Music label, 2013 

- Taku Mafika, Dzimwe Nguva(album) under Trubantu label, 2009 

- Chipo Changu(film) under Tuku Music/ Pakare Paye Label, 2006 

- Oliver Mtukudzi, Nzou Nemhuru Mudanga (musical drama DVD) under Tuku Music/ Pakare Paye Label, 2010 

- Studio 263, (Soap Opera) Afro Eye 

- Masanga Bodo (musical drama DVD) under Tuku Music/ Pakare Paye Label, 2014 

ARTISTS I HAVE SHARED THE STAGE WITH 

Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe) 

Kunle Ayo (Nigeria) 

Publish The Quest (USA) 

Hugh Masekela ( South Africa) 

Ringo Mandlingosi (South Africa) 

Judith Sephuma (South Africa) 

Herbert Chinobe (Uganda) 

Bob Nyabinde (Zimbabwe) 

Victor Kunonga (Zimbabwe) 

Sam Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe) 

Alick Macheso (Zimbabwe) 

Tongayi Moyo (Zimbabwe) 

Sulumani Chimbetu (Zimbabwe) 

Chirikure Chirikure (Zimbabwe) 

Steve Makoni (Zimbabwe) 

Friday Mbirimi (Zimbabwe) 

Kapfupi (Zimbabwe) 

Willis Watafi (Zimbabwe) 

Dumi Ngulube (Zimbabwe) 

Willom Tyt (Zimbabwe) 

Ryan Quartet (USA) 

Ben Mankhamba(Malawi) 

Eric Wainana(Kenya) 

Ray Phiri (South Africa) 

Hope Masike (Zimbabwe) 

Suzzana Owiyo (Kenya) 

Mceeze Lo General (Canada) 

Tanika Charles (Canada) 

Khari Mcclelland (Canada) 

Lynn Olagundoye (Canada) 

Gary Martin (Canada) 

Arestalus George (Angola) 

Edmoton Multicultural Center African Community Event

Edmoton Multicultural Center African Community Event