Edith WeUtonga

Bio

Edith was born on 22 April 1979 in a small town in Zimbabwe's Midlands province known as Kadoma, the first of five children. She completed her secondary education in 1995 and pursued music at the Army School of Music. She started off doing vocals with the Army Band at Brady Barracks and in six months moved to Bulawayo's famed Township Square, otherwise known as Amakhosi. For a while she toured the country with Amakhosi stage productions and later landed leading roles in Wonder Guchu's 'Alone But Together' and Tawanda Kanengoni's HIFA debut of 'Silent Words'. 

Edith started off as the composer and lead vocalist for the band Amakhosikazi. In time she discovered her passion for the bass guitar. In 2006, Edith she formed a new band, called So What?!, which included several of the original Amakhosikazi members. They relocated to Harare and established themselves on the live circuit at venues such The Book Café and Mannenberg on Fife Avenue, the Kraal, Jazz 105 and Sports Diner. They also did a lot of corporate and private gigs for local and international NGOs, as well performing at the opening and closing ceremonies of the International Images Film Festival in 2008 and 2009. The band thrived on covers of old classics by the likes of Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Brenda Fassie, John Chibadura and Marshal Munhumumwe.

Following a near-fatal car accident in 2009, Edith discovered a new sound within herself. She began to write new material with more meaning and depth. She called her sound Utonga (meaning dawn) and re-branded herself and her band to Edith WeUtonga – Edith of Dawn. The band rehearsed and started performing the new songs at venues like The Book Café and The Mannenberg, to much appreciation from the crowds. The group is currently made up of Edith on bass and lead vocals, Fatima Katiji (Edith's sister) on vocals, Ishe Jere on keyboards, Tariro Ruzvidzo on rhythm guitar, Rumbi Tapfuma (congas and percussion), Aaron Kambilinga (drums), Hudson Simbarashe (guitar) and Tatenda Kanjatu (drums).

Music

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EDITH WEUTONGA
NEVER AGAIN - with Jacob Bain & Publish The Quest
04:46
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MWOYO MUNYORO
05:40
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EDITH WEUTONGA
OUR PEACE
08:58
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EDITH WEUTONGA
PEACE
06:27
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EDITH WEUTONGA
RUNYARARO
05:02
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EDITH WEUTONGA
KWACHA
01:46
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EDITH WEUTONGA
KHONKOTHA
08:54
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RUDO
07:10
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EDITH WEUTONGA
ROYERA KURE
04:22
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EDITH WEUTONGA
HAUTENGWE
05:20
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FAMBA NAYE (BONUS TRACK)
08:34
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EDITH WEUTONGA
CHINYARARA
02:00
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EDITH WEUTONGA
MASHOKO
08:52
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EDITH WEUTONGA
NDIREKE
07:31
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HUROMBO
06:13
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Videos

Edith weUtonga - NHAKA
Edith weUtonga - HUROMBO
Edith weUtonga - AGODOKA
Edith We Utonga - YOHERA KURE.avi
Edith We Utonga - HUTUNGAMIRI.avi
Edith we Utonga - RUDO
Edith we Utonga - FAMBA NAYE

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