Charles Chipanga

Bio

Charles Chipanga is a Zimbabwean gospel musician from Kadoma, Zimbabwe. His passion for music began when he was doing his primary education at Chedonje School. He rose within the music industry and studied at the Zimbabwe College of Music for a Certificate in Ethnomusicology and went on to study a Degree in Ethnomusicology. He pioneered in one of the best cultural exchange programmes called Umoja Cultural Flying Carpet which saw him travelling extensively and doing numerous cultural exchange programs and workshops. Umoja heightened his confidence in using of African instruments.

In 2006, he joined Oliver Mtukudzi’s band. At Tuku Music, he travelled and performed in different countries namely at the African Festival of the Arts Chicago (2006), Floyd Festival (2008), Intl Nuits D’Afrique Montreal (2010), Zanzibar Intl Film Festival (2011) and HIFA Zimbabwe.

While at Tuku Music, he has shared the stage with artists such as Lucky Dube, George Benson, Awilo Longoma, Salif Keita, Papa Wemba, Joe Thomas, Baba Maal, Habib Koite, Hugh Masekela, Dorothy Masuka, UB40 and Thomas Mapfumo. In 2011, he left Tuku Music. In that same year, he and his wife Namatayi established a band called Chalenam Rhythms. He managed to lauch his debut album ‘Prayer Expose’ (2011). The album is a fusion of jazz, ethnic and contemporary music. In mid-2015, he released a second album ‘Goodness’. All these albums were released under Chalenam Rhythms. Besides recording music, he is a music teacher who teachs African drumming, percussive instruments, songs and dance in various schools.

Music

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ChalenamRhythms
Baba Vangu
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Jehovah
03:52
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Handidzoke by Namatayi Chipanga
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Talk to Somebody ( ft Suluniani Chimbetu )
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Deezer
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Videos

Favour and Grace by Charles Chipanga
Chalenam in USA 2016 singing Ndiani, Vapera, KunaMwari kudenga, Mututu
Chalenam in USA Harvest Int Chruch Dallas Texas 2016 Gorerangu and Nhume
Music and musicians in the 21st Century - Richard Kohola and Charles Chipanga on StarFM
Charles Chipanga talent search in Chitungwiza (Zimbabwe)
Alliance part 1 - Chalenam Rhythms (Charles & Namatayi Chipanga) LIVE
Alliance part 2 - Chalenam Rhythms ft Sulumani Chimbetu
Charles and Namatayi Chipanga - Haana Denga
Goodness Live Launch promo
Chalenam Rhythms LIVE at MOSHITO SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Live ZGS March 2015
Our Music Chalenam Rhythms - 2015 EPK
Namatayi Chipanga LIVE on Congas
Vabereka by Namatayi Chipanga (LIVE short clip)
Zvangu zvaita by Namatayi Chipanga (LIVE)
Namatayi Chipanga Hossana
Behind The Scenes with Charles and Namatayi CHIPANGA
Chalenam Rhythms live @ Alliance-Old Mutual Theatre
EPK Chalenam Rhythms
Namatayi Chipanga, Grace Moments
Gore Rangu by Charles & Namatayi Chipanga
Charles Chipanga - Mwari Baba (Live Video)
Charles & Namatayi Chipanga - Gore Rangu (Live)
Charles Chipanga - Nhume (Live Video)
ZWHarare, Zimbabwe
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Contact

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Charles Chipanga
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 02 Jul 2015