Adam Chisvo Dies
Zimbabwe’s music industry was last night rocked by the sudden death of legendary percussionist Adam Chisvo.
Chisvo died at Harare Hospital from sugar diabetes-related complications.
A gentle giant, Adam was a constant in the music industry having worked with an impressive array of musicians among whom were Oliver Mtukudzi, Busi Ncube, Chiwoniso Maraire, Victor Kunonga and Andy Brown.
Artists and members of the public expressed shock and sorrow on social media.
Below is a quick snap of what some of them had to say:
Takunda Mafika (mbira musician):</em> Our Elder Mentor Great Music Teacher and Performer Adam Chisvo Is NO MORE.may his dear soul rest in eternal peace.
Kudzai Chimbaira (arts facilitator): Our Elder Mentor Great Music Teacher and Performer Adam Chisvo Is NO MORE.may his dear soul rest in eternal peace.
Victor Kunonga (musician): The biggest Mbira and Percussion Icon and my brother ADAM CHISVO is nomore friends. I may not be able to respond to your mail today friends.
Masimba Biriwasha (Journalist): Zimbabwe has lost a great mbira player. RIP Adam Chisvo
Carmen Hwarari (African Destiny lead vocalist): VaChisvo……. lala ngokuthula!
Tendai Chimusoro (Zimbojam): The Zimbabwe music industry has lost yet another artist. A talented mbira guruAdam Chisvo. May his soul rest in peace!!
It is indeed a sad day for the music industry and a huge void has been left in industry that needed one of its inclusive figures to lead the way.
That said we are proud of the contribution he had made up until the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife and 3 children. He was 48.