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 »
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.