Tariro neGitare (loosely translated, Tariro and the guitar) is a Zimbabwean guitarist, singer and songwriter. She plays an original mix of indigenous African sounds and contemporary urban styles with a strong afro soul feel and evident influences from Oliver Mtukudzi, Freshly Ground, India Arie and Lauryn Hill, Tariro neGitare is a brand that came to fruition through a monthly event called the Wildfire Acoustic Nights ( www.acousticnight.org ) which has taken her to greater heights. Tariro released her album in April 2013 after a successful debut Germany Tour with the German Band Jamaram.
Tariro has shared the stage with some of Zimbabwe’s finest musicians including , Stella Chiweshe, Alexio Kawara,Victor Kunonga, Chiwoniso Maraire, Dudu Manhenga, Oliver Mtukudzi and Alick Macheso amongst others. She has also had the opportunity to share the stage with South Africa’s Simphiwe Dana and Zahara, American band Publish the Quest, German bands Ting Val Trio, Favo and Jamaram, Mzungu Kichaa (Tanzania) and UK based Noisettes, amongst other artists.
Tariro is a mother of 1 girl. She holds a diploma in Personnel Management, an Honours Degree in Sociology and Gender studies and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Development. She is an entrepreneur who runs Wildfire Africa (events and entertainment) , Magitare Trust (arts and culture development) and Chihera, (stockists of African Inspired items).