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Mhondoro Marimba

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Mhondoro is a Eugene-based marimba band that plays the buoyant and spirited music of Zimbabwe. The music, which inspires audiences to leap to their feet to dance, sing, and clap, is played on wooden marimbas, drums, and hosho (shakers) with singing and the occasional cowbell.

Members of Mhondoro are: (front row) Ken Blanchard, Toni Timmers, Janis Weeks, and Barb McWilliam; (back row) Lynne Swift, Dennis Urso, Jose Olalde, Charlene Talkington, Jake Roberts, Alex Weeks, and Janese Olalde. Absent: Janine Etherington. We are joined by visiting Zimbabwean musicians whenever possible.

Mhondoro has played for the Eugene Celebration, the Bach Festival, Saturday Market, Oregon Country Fair, the Zimbabwean Music Festival, and many other public and private celebrations including weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties or any celebratory occasion. On request, we can teach a simple song for your guests to learn and play on the spot!

Booking Contact: Charlene Talkington
Send us email or phone 541-915-9673

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