Anita Zengeza is a Zimbabwean singer and composer based in Barcelona. She was raised in a multicultural environment, born in Botswana, her father from Zimbabwe, her mother Chinese-Malay, so from a young age she had a strong interest in different cultural identities and styles of music. She began studying music when she was 8 and later, at the age of 17, won a scholarship to continue with her studies in Italy. Afterwards she moved to Spain to pursue her dream of singing and composing. There she found inspiration, met musicians from all over the world and recorded and released two albums in 2013 and 2016. She is currently in the last year of her Bachelor’s Degree of Jazz and Modern Music in the prestigious Conservatori Liceu in Barcelona.
Anita’s voice has been described as expressive and moving: “her voice climbs and descends, lifts us up and plunges us down, providing multiple colours and textures that paint the many-faceted profiles of a unique personality” – Wiriko (African culture magazine). Her songs are a fusion of afro, Latin and jazz influences, groovy songs with a soulful vibe.
She draws influences from different cultures and personal experiences to create a fresh and original sound that transports listeners on a magical journey. With her voice and guitar she leads a band of talented and creative musicians, an international project born from the multiculturalism of Barcelona.