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Winter 2016-2017

Beginning Marimba Class

  • Class: Beginning Marimba Fundamentals
  • When: Monday evenings 5:45-7:15 and Tuesday afternoons 4:00-5:30

We've added two new beginning marimba classes. If interested in joining one of these classes contact Education Director Sue Dickman at suedickman@comcast.net.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mutswi Wambuya at SymFest

SymFest II poster
SymFest II poster

Mutswi Wambuya Youth Marimba Ensemble will be playing as part of Eugene Symphony’s SymFest on Saturday, June 3. SymFest is a celebration of the cultural vibrancy in Eugene. The entire Hult Center will burst with activity, and your concert ticket includes it all! Before the orchestra’s concert, enjoy beer, wine, and cider tastings, along with live performances by local talent. After the concert, dance to a DJ or wind down in the jazz lounge. The concert itself features the orchestra with Eugene vocalist Siri Vik and the genre-bending trio Time for Three, who play classical music and beyond, including mash-ups of Beethoven and Mahler with Guns N’ Roses, Britney Spears, and more! More information at eugenesymphony.org.

Mutswi will be playing at the event 5:30-7:15 in the Hult Center Plaza/Studiocade.

Look at the treasure Musekiwa found at last year’s sale!
Look at the treasure Musekiwa found at last year’s sale!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kutsinhira’s Almost Annual Yard Sale

  • Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: 3480 Kincaid, Eugene OR

All proceeds go to Kutsinhira to offer classes, conduct the residency program, and send humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe.

What we need

  • Household goods, sports equipment, gardening supplies, electronics, children’s toys, books, music, furniture, art supplies, tools, instruments…..
  • Items need to be gently used, fully functional, and clean.
  • Note on jewelry. We work with a trusted buyer who will take even broken pieces, single earrings and costume jewelry.
  • Note on clothing. Since used clothing can be more labor intensive than is worthwhile, we ask for only resale quality.

Contributing goods

  • If it will fit in a Prius, you can bring items to the Center anytime. Look for the Yard Sale box
  • Drop off to Maggie’s carport anytime after June 1st
  • Do you know someone who is downsizing his/her home or lightening up? Please let them know!

Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4, 2017

Camp paGungwa

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is pleased to announce the 14th annual Camp paGungwa ("by the ocean"), a four-day mbira intensive on the Oregon Coast. This year our honored guest and teacher will be Patience Chaitezvi Munjeri. Camp will be held at our traditional ocean-side retreat in Florence, Oregon, on Labor Day weekend (Friday evening 9/1/2017 through early afternoon Monday, 9/4/2017).

With the Zimbabwean Music Festival taking a year off in 2017, Camp paGungwa provides an especially valuable opportunity to immerse yourself in the music and traditions of Zimbabwe.

Mbira will be taught and played from beginner through advanced levels, plus hosho, drumming, singing and dance. A complete workshop schedule is available upon request.

Camp paGungwa is held at a beachfront home north of Florence, Oregon, USA. Check-in is 7PM Friday Sept. 1; departure is 1PM on Monday Sept. 4. In addition to a full schedule of learning and playing Zimbabwean music, there will be communal living, three delicious meals per day, cultural presentations and enjoyment of the beach, dunes & forest just steps outside the door.

On-site housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis when the registration deposit is paid. Alternatively, commercial lodging, from funky to elegant, can be booked nearby in Florence, with meals taken at Camp.

Based on past experience, registration will fill quickly. The cost of Camp paGungwa includes all instruction, cultural presentations, meals, snacks and communal accommodations.

- Early-registration discount through June 30, 2017: $390 ($355 for Kutsinhira members).

- Regular rate starting July 1, 2017: $425 ($390 for Kutsinhira members).

Annual membership in Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is $40 for an individual or $65 for a family, and can be included in the Camp payment. Yearly membership begins on Sept. 1 each year. You can pay your membership here at Join and Support

Reserve your space by sending a deposit of $100 per person, made out to Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, to the address below. Cancellations on or after Aug. 18, 2017, will receive a 50% refund; no refunds will be made for cancellations on or after Aug. 25, 2017.

Camp paGungwa Payment
If interested, please enquire about rates for "accompanying persons," who attend Camp but not the instructional sessions. Questions? Contact Lynne Swift at swiftly41@gmail.com or 541-912-1091 (mobile); or Janis Weeks janis.weeks@gmail.com or 541-543-9984 (mobile). Please mail deposits to Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, P.O. Box 50823, Eugene, Oregon 97405. Registered participants will receive a confirmation and further information. = =
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