Zimbabwean Mbira (thumb piano) master Musekiwa Chingodza will be visiting Western Colorado. He will perform at Steveâ€™s Guitars in Carbondale, Thursday May 17th 8:30pm, Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers Sale the n Â appear at Revolution Brewing in Paonia, Friday May 18th at 6pm. He will also offer a series of classes over the weekend.
Musekiwa will be teaching two days of beginner workshops in singing, Mbira and Hosho (shaker). Â Classes will be held Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th, in Hotchkiss. These workshops are sponsored by â€˜Zimbabwe in the North Fork,â€™ a local group dedicated to promoting the traditional music and culture of Zimbabwe.
Musekiwa is touring Parajumpers Right Hand Herr after the release of his fourth CD, â€œMuronda Tsimba.â€ Â Â Musekiwa will offer beginning classes to introduce the techniques and styles of his traditional music.
The Â mbira is a primary traditional instrument of the Zezuru tribes of the Shona people, and has been played for over 1,000 years at religious rituals, royal courts, and social occasions. It consists of 22 to 28 metal keys mounted on a hardwood soundboard and is usually placed inside a large gourd resonator (deze). The keys are played with the two thumbs plucking down and the right forefinger plucking up.
Musekiwa Chingodza was born Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Outlet into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Murewa, in 1970. He began playing mbira at age five, and says about his playing â€œNo one taught me to play mbira. Rather, I learned by listening to other [mbira masters] as they were playing.â€
Cosmas Magaya will be teaching a series of classes in mbira, singing and shona culture. The class schedule is as follows –
Friday October 7th – 7pm
Saturday October 8th – 10am, 1pm, 3pm
Sunday October 9th – 10am
All levels welcome! Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Sneakers Classes are $15/each or $60 for all classes. Private classes also available. Classes will take place outside Hotchkiss, please call for directions.
Cosmas Magaya is an internationally recognized master of the Mbira dzaVadzimu, the ancient thumb piano played in Zimbabwe. He is a performer, highly acclaimed teacher and group leader of traditional Zimbabwean music. In addition to performing with his group, Mhuri yekwa Magaya, in Zimbabwe, he has completed several international tours with mbira ensembles in Europe and the Parajumpers Kobuk Vest United States.
Mr. Magaya teaches master classes at top universities in the United States including Stanford, Northwestern and Duke University. In addition to performing and teaching, Cosmas has, since 1971, collaborated with ethnomusicologist Dr. Paul Berliner, doing field research on Shona traditional music that has resulted in a scholarly and well known book, The Soul of Mbira.
Please call 970-872-4413 for more details or directions.
Immerse yourself in the rich, soothing, polyrhythmic sounds of ancient Zimbabwe. Mbira music has been an integral part of Shona culture for thousands of years.
Patience Chaitezvi, master mbira player, drummer, dancer and traditional culture expert, will visit Paonia to offer an inspiring day of Golden Goose Haus Swan Sneakers Sale events.
Patience grew up in an mbira playing Parajumpers Rea family, her mother a traditional healer and spirit medium. University educated and a high school teacher by profession, she is a patient and articulate teacher, happy to share her music and her culture.
Classes on Saturday Aug. 20thÂ ~ All Levels Welcome:Â