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Camp paGungwa Mbira Intensive with Musekiwa Chingodza

  • Date: September 2-5, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 pm Friday - 1:00 pm Monday
  • Location: Florence, Oregon

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is pleased to announce the 13th annual Camp paGungwa ("by the ocean"), a four-day mbira intensive on the Oregon Coast. This year our honored guest and teacher will be Musekiwa Chingodza. Camp will be held at our traditional ocean-side retreat in Florence, Oregon, on Labor Day weekend (Friday evening 9/2/2016 through early afternoon on Monday, 9/5/2016).

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.

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

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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.

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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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