"Mauya mauya!" —Shona
"Siya lamukela!" —Ndebele
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.
Check out Kutsinhira's Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7274585361