Dande Showcase
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Album Title : Bongozozo

Released : December 15 2012


1 .Chaitemura Chotemurazve.

2.Bongozozo ( Chaos)


4.Gari Mukaranga ( the other wife)



7. Ndiye Mutsvene.

The album has received radio play from international and Africa stations and online stations.


1.Mauya Mukanya ( mbira acoustic)

2 Dindingwe .(ska )



Dande Showcase is a group started with the intention of preserving traditional Shona culture,thus the art the music and the spirituality.
Our fusion of Shona ethnic Instruments,namely the Mbira (thumb piano )which replaces the modern rhythm guitar,the Ngoma ( traditional Shona hand drum) , hosho,( shakers made from wild yam) marimba ( xylophone) blended with modern jazz band kit makes a unique unforgettable mystic rhythm .
The group was founded more than 10 years ago in Indianapolis Indiana and the band founders moved to Toronto Canada in 2009. Together with a Brazilian Drummer,an Afro Cuban guitarist and three other talented Zimabwean musicians,Micho the band leader managed to rekindle the flame and the support from the Jazz enthusiasts and World Music genre followers have not allowed Dande Showcase a chance to put down our instruments since the relaunch in Toronto in 2010.

Our influence is from the ancient untold stories of the Dande escarpment together with exceptional legends like Bob Marley,Jimmy Hendrix,The Beatles,Baaba Mal.

What sets us apart from other bands is our unique form of music which has been described as ,"touches the soul more than the ears".Our ethnic instruments and the way we fuse it with modern instruments also add a unique but irresistible feel to the ears.

Our story starts from the native homelands of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, in the Dande escarpment, and for the first time told to the world in song sound and rhythm. Micho the composer and band leader is thought of as a spirit medium who uses music to connect the spiritual word to the everyday world we live in . The band cast highlights the diversity of Canadian culture. A Brazilian drummer, an Afro Cuban guitarist ,a Calgary native and three other african band members.

The Group:

1) Micho : band leader
is thought of as a spirit medium by the Shona people

Instruments: Mbira,Ngoma,Saxophone,Marimba Vocals.

2)Memory Makuri : Vocalist and African dance choreographer

Instruments: Hosho, mbira, harmony.

3)Scott Peterson:Artist and music director.

Instruments: bass ,double bass, lead guita , keys

4)Carlos Fernandes:

Instruments: Drums and percusiĆ³n.

5)Palmer Mageza :

instrument : hand drums percussion, marimba.

6) Peter Eratostene

intruments : bass guitar.

7) Angel Muta

instruments: Hosho, harmony and vocals.

We have been featured in World music magazines and newspapers. Our songs are played on various African online stations and Zimbabwean radio stations.