Jazz and Afro folk contemporary singer/songwriter


Press Reviews

Raven Duchess SA bound

She is billed to share the stage with top South African artists, led by the legendary Sipho “Hotsticks” Mabuse, Ntsiki Mazwai, Norman Chauke, Sandile Masilela, among others.

H Metro

Raven Duchess takes ‘Folklore’ album tour to SA’s Jam ‘N Jazz Festival

Raven Duchess is taking her classic jazz style to the inaugural Jam N Jazz Festival set for 16 and 17 September 2023.


POVOAfrika Trust launches Musicable project

The mentorship programme is already underway in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare and will run until August. It will culminate in collaborative songs between the mentors and mentees. Mentors include local artists Raven Duchess (Harare), Vuyo Brown (Bulawayo) and Pauline Gundidza (Mutare), while mentees are disabled female musicians Jacqueline Mpofu (Harare), Sithandazile Gumbo (Bulawayo) and Chipo Muchegwa (Mutare).

Music In Africa Foundation

Intimate encounter with Jazz Muso Raven Duchess

Jazz and Afro folklore singer Ruvimbo Mapanda aka Raven Duchess from Harare will
be coming down to Bulawayo next weekend where she is expected to stage a one-man
show at Three Daughters Restaurant and Jazz Sports Bar.

The Chronicle

Raven Duchess wants to touch hearts

Raven wants music to touch the hearts of all the women. Raven rallied women to exercise rights. Stand up and use every opportunity to stake their claim.


Raven Duchess: FOLKLORE album review

Her music is a blend of Afro-folk and jazz, her lyrics address issues that affect people around the world. FOLKLORE, her latest offering, continues the organic synthesis of previous release ETHNO VIBES with an all-star crew of supporting musicians, crisp production and memorable tunes. We discuss the album track by track, peeling back the layers of intertwined influence that make up FOLKLORE.

The Dogwood Daily

Raven Duchess takes her album launch to SA

he is launching it at The Mangrove, Johannesburg on Thursday 6 October 2022. Raven Duchess is slatted for a three-hour performance where she will provide more than a dalliance in musical interaction with the audience.


Raven Duchess Hails SA tour

The audience in both Soweto and Mangrove Jazz Bar in Braamfontein was lively and they loved the fusion of Zimbabwean and South African music.


Music Video Review: Raven Duchess – Chisi Chako

“Chisi Chako is a solid, slick number, which would have sat well on a classic LP with the crackling sound. It is a sound which comfortably to the classic jazz sound, common to the speakeasys and the aesthetics of the township smoke-filled night spots.”

3 MOB.com

Raven Duchess and All That Jazz

Raven embodies folk culture, entertainment and she is an expression of art. Whenever she performs at Jazz Fridays every last week of the month at ArtiSana Gallery Café, the place is always fully booked.

Business Weekly 

Poetic Maestro RaVen Duchess fuses Kalimba Vibe with sweet eardrum rousing Urban Pop

RAVEN DUCHESS  fuses  Kalimba vibe with a deep African cultural Shona -Karanga hymn  , sweet eardrum rousing   urban pop and , a blood warming Afro Jazz beat.   In her rhythmic filled  and harmonica  laced Wakauya  Wega Mudzimu Wababa ,  paying    a befitting  tribute to her ancestry and rebukes male on corrupting and forcibly dominate  everything  spiritually.

African Writers Caravan

Raven Duchess Goes Traditional

I have matured in music and the fusion of the genres allows me to express my ability to write across genres.

H Metro


Raven Duchess: Zimbabwe Folk Sensation - Luke Brown Zim

Check out this interview documenting one of my tour destinations in Vic falls for both Ethno vibes and the new album Folkore with the awesome Luke Brown.

Watch Here

Raven Duchess – Zimbabwean blues & neo-soul musician

There is history of music in my family. I have always been passionate about music and thank my poetic streak for my song writing skills.

POVO Journal