Chris Berry, a widely celebrated Mbira player, singer, percussionist, and songwriter, has sold over 1 million albums in Africa. Since his return from Africa back to the United States, he has been playing main stage at some of the biggest festivals in the country, and collaborating with some of the most recognized musicians in many different genre’s from all over the world.
Music first touched the Grammy award winning Chris Berry as a teen living in the heart of Zimbabwe where he carefully learned the indigenous rhythms of Africa on the sacred Mbira (African Thumb Piano). His ability to speak out against the tyranny of the Zimbabwean regime through the art of music won him overnight success across the country and in the World Music market, bringing his music around the globe. Since then, he has performed on the stages of the 2000 Olympics, the Sydney Opera house and the nations largest festivals across the United States with his project Panjea. 2010 finds the “Afropop Superstar” (SF Chronicle) a multi-instrumentalist with grace on Mbira, the hand drum, as well as a gifted singer-songwriter whose voice is often compared to Sting.