Phiri, Ray

Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri (March 23, 1947, Nelspruit, South Africa – July 12, 2017, Nelspruit, South Africa) was a South African jazz, fusion and mbaqanga musician born in Mpumalanga to Thabethe Phiri, a Malawian immigrant worker, and South African guitarist nicknamed "Just Now" Phiri. He collaborated with Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Simon's Graceland project in 1985, and became founding member of the Cannibals in the 1970s. When the Cannibals disbanded Ray founded Stimela, with whom he conceived gold and platinum-selling albums like Fire, Passion and Ecstacy (1982) and Look, Listen and Decide (1986).

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Performed 1 times live with Bruce Springsteen.



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