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Ray Phiri (1947–2017)

Ray Phiri was born on March 23, 1947 in Nelspruit, South Africa as Raymond Chikapa Phiri. He is known for his work on The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Catch a Fire (2006) and Fools (1997). He was married to Daphney. He died on July 12, 2017 in Mbombela, South Africa. See full bio »


(age 70) in Mbombela, South Africa

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Known For

The Ghost and the Darkness Music Department
Catch a Fire Soundtrack
Fools Composer
Classic Albums Himself


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 1997 Fools
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 1996 The Ghost and the Darkness (choir conductor: Johannesburg)
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 2006 Catch a Fire (writer: "Zantinti")
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 2012 Under African Skies (Documentary)
 1997 Classic Albums (TV Series documentary)
- Paul Simon: Graceland (1997) ... Himself
 1991 Paul Simon's Concert in the Park (TV Special documentary)
 1988 Paul Simon, Graceland: The African Concert (TV Special documentary)

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South African jazz musician who founded the band Stimela and became internationally known while performing on Paul Simon_'s groundbreaking "Graceland" tour. Phiri, a vocalist and guitarist known for his versatility in jazz fusion, indigenous South African rhythms and other styles, received many music awards in his home country.

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