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Jenaguru Marimba

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Jenaguru - Full Moon Marimba

In Zimbabwe, everyone dances to the spirited rhythms of traditional music! Jenaguru, a 10-member marimba band, draws on the influence of traditional Zimbabwean mbira music to create jubilant dance music on marimbas. From the playful song Kamba to the hauntingly beautiful Todzungaira, the complex melodies and rhythms of the marimbas, vocals, and the strong pulse of the hosho and drums stir and inspire the audience.

Jenaguru, a performing ensemble of Kutsinhira, has performed throughout Oregon, including Eugene's First Night, the Eugene Celebration, Saturday Market, the Bach Festival, the Zimbabwean Music Festival, public schools, and for many community events and private celebrations.

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Band Members

  • Wanda Walker
  • Craig LaFollette
  • Darlene Lashbrook
  • Jeff Muiderman
  • Karen Kline
  • Maggie Jones
  • Ryan Herlands
  • Nancy Novitski
  • Karen Hyatt
  • Mandy Walker-LaFollette (visiting)
  • Jake Roberts (visiting)

Upcoming Performances


Poster: Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba and Chitatu Youth Marimba perform Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Poster: Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba and Chitatu Youth Marimba perform Tuesday, June 20, 2017

UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History Solstice Celebration

  • Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  • Time: 4:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Location: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E. 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR
  • Cost: $5, or free with a non-perishable food donation (per person) to FOOD for Lane County

See Jenaguru and youth marimba band Chitatu at a fun summer event at the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Get out, explore the museum, and enjoy the music you love.


Poster: De Solution Band and Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba perform Friday, June 23, 2017
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Poster: De Solution Band and Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba perform Friday, June 23, 2017

Kupembera Annual Fundraiser for Kutsinhira

  • Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Location: Whirled Pies Downtown, 8th and Charnelton, Eugene, OR
  • Cost: Adults $10, kids $5

See Jenaguru and De Solution Band at Kupembera, Kutsinhira's annual spring fundraising concert.

De Solution Band plays world music influenced by their Zimbabwean roots and their love of African, reggae and soulful dance sounds. Mbiras, percussion, voices, and guitars blend together to make this music irresistible. De Solution sings in Shona and English and has performed in clubs, festivals, and private parties around Oregon.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a fine evening of music, revelry, and community!


Past Performances

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