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Patience Chaitezvi Munjeri
Patience Chaitezvi Munjeri

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African Dinner Fundraiser with Patience Chaitezvi Munjeri

On Sunday, September 20, Kutsinhira will host a dinner fundraiser featuring a prepared African meal in the Zimbabwean style. There will be two seatings: 5:00 pm or 7:00 pm. Dinner will be at the Park Street Cafe at 776 W. Park St., Eugene, Oregon.

This fixed four course meal will include Soup, Coleslaw, Beans, Chicken, Greens with Peanut Sauce, traditional sadza (corn meal staple), and a dessert. 2 beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) will also be included with the meal.

Dessert time entertainment will be provided by Patience Chaitezvi Munjeri, a master mbira player from Zimbabwe. Also, a cookbook and CDs will be available for purchase.


Zambuko Marimba ensemble plays at Saturday Market
Zambuko Marimba ensemble plays at Saturday Market

"Mauya mauya!"


"Siya lamukela!"




kutsinhira... to follow one who has cut a path, tilled the soil, put forth a musical phrase. In Zimbabwean musical tradition, a melodic line that responds to the lead line of an mbira song.

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center...a community of people in and near Eugene, Oregon, responding to the rich musical tradition of the people of Zimbabwe by creating a center for teaching and performing Zimbabwean music.

Check out current marimba classes offered at the center, special events, great links to Zimbabwean music and culture web sites, and upcoming gigs where you can dance to this intensely joyful and energetic music.

For information about joining a class at Kutsinhira see the new class page

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the music and people of Zimbabwe. For information about Kutsinhira's governance and history go to About Kutsinhira.

Kutsinhira offers classes in Zimbabwean marimba and mbira, and organizes lessons and workshops with visiting Zimbabwean master musicians.

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