Mvura Ichanaya Album Launch Party

Mvura Ichanaya

Otto & The Mutapa Calling invite you to the official launch party of their debut album, Mvura Ichanaya. Come down for a fantastic night of high energy marimba music from the heart of southern Africa!

Entry is FREE until 10pm and then £5 thereafter to get in.

AfroHouse DJ Khanda Cool will be on the decks.

Grow Hackney
98c Wallis Road
London, E9 5LN

CDs will be available for purchase on the night, or can be ordered online from

We look forward to seeing you on the night!

Otto & The Mutapa Calling is a lively London based marimba band playing energetic, joyful music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, including folk songs, original songs and popular southern African covers. The band's set-up includes soprano, tenor and baritone marimbas, mbira, hosho, drumming and singing, with both traditional and contemporary dances. The marimba band’s sound is full of energy and pulsating rhythms - and their music shares the rich cultures, histories and stories of the people of southern Africa through rhythm, song and dance.

The band was officially formed in 2017 by band leader, Otto Gumaelius, who started playing African music on the marimba in the late 1990s in Botswana, and the band is comprised of musicians from Botswana, Zimbabwe and the UK.

Otto & The Mutapa Calling offer a unique and colourful experience to live music lovers and they are the only active professional marimba band of their kind in all of Europe.

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