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Phiri, Ray

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Personal name headingPhiri, Ray
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Variant(s)Phiri, Chikapa Ray
Phiri, Raymond Chikapa
Associated countrySouth Africa
Birth date1947-03-23
Death date2017-07-12
Place of birthMpumalanga (South Africa)
Place of deathMbombela (South Africa)
Field of activityJazz Mbaqanga (Music) Reggae music Soul music
AffiliationStimela (Musical group) Cannibals (Musical Group : South Africa)
Jabavu Queens
Profession or occupationSingers Guitarists
Found inAfrican wave [VR], 1998: title frame (Ray Phiri) container (Chikapa Ray Phiri; South African musician known for lyrics of social conscience)
Wikipedia, Sep. 4, 2013 (Ray Phiri; Raymond Chikapa Phiri; b. Mar. 23, 1947; South African jazz, fusion and mbaqanga musician; b. in Nelspruit, East Transvaal (now Mpumalanga province); was part of Paul Simon's Graceland project in 1985; does vocals, guitar; jazz, jazz fusion, reggae, mbaqanga) viewed July 14, 2017 (born near Nelspruit; died 12 July 2017, Nelspruit)
No easy walk to freedom [SR] p1998: insert (Stimela; founded by Ray Phiri and Isaac Mtshali)
Washington post WWW site, viewed July 14, 2017 (Ray Phiri; died July 12 [2017], Nelspruit; he was 70; Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri was born on March 23, 1947, in what is now the eastern South African province of Mpumalanga, and grew up near Nelspruit; as a teenager he played with Jabavu Queens, an outfit that practiced the mbaqanga style of Zulu-inspired dance music, before joining the Cannibals, a hit 1970s soul group; according to the reference site AllMusic, the band released 29 gold singles and three gold albums until singer Jacob Radebe died in 1979, leading Mr. Phiri to strike out on his own and form Stimela)