Learn more about your finalists for ZIWA 2015 for the Musician of the Year category:

Ammara Brown - MusicianAmmara Brown, born in 1988, is a singer, instrumentalist, dancer, songwriter, producer, actress, brand ambassador, and philanthropist. With her star rising, she is fast becoming a household name, and the bold & energetic voice of a new generation. In the build up to her debut album ‘Ammartia’, she released the Afro-Pop flavoured dance anthem‘Mafaro’, which she…

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Chashe - MusicianChase Musarurwa McTaggart – known as Chashe – is a singer/songwriter that is passionate about creating music that beautifully represents Zimbabwean culture whilst incorporating Western elements of pop music. She has been a professional musician since 2011. While based in the US, she released her debut album ‘Dhi’ (2012) and recorded the likes of ‘Zekupenga’ with…

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Hope Masike - MusicianHope Masike is a mbira player and singer/songwriter. She is best known for her sizzling voice, mbira playing and her role in the popularisation of modern mbira music. Her music is a blend of different styles, ranging from ancient traditional mbira classics to jazz driven scats. Hope’s music defies genre – it is referred to as world music or mbira-fusion. Hope became a… 

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Nobuntu - MusicianNobuntu is an acapella vocal ensemble made up of 5 young women from Bulawayo. The word Nobuntu refers to an African concept that values humility, love, purpose, unity and family from a female perspective. Their repertoire is a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean rooted music, Afro jazz, gospel and crossover in pure voices with minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments… 

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Voting is now live and will be close on 20 September 2015 so be sure to have your say by voting for your favourite ZIWA 2015 nominees. Winners will be announced at the ZIWA 2015 ceremony to be held in Birmingham UK on Oct 3, 2015.

Cast your vote at www.ziwaawards.com/voting/

Don’t forget, tables and tickets for the ceremony, which is being held in Birmingham, UK on Saturday 3 October can be booked online or by emailing info@ziwaawards.com