Musekiwa Chingodza in Western Colorado, May 17-20 2012

Zimbabwean Mbira (thumb piano) master Musekiwa Chingodza will be visiting Western Colorado. He will perform at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale, Thursday May 17th 8:30pm, Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers Sale the n  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).  Classes will be held Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th, in Hotchkiss. These workshops are sponsored by ‘Zimbabwe in the North Fork,’ 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, “Muronda Tsimba.”   Musekiwa will offer beginning classes to introduce the techniques and styles of his traditional music.

The  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 “No one taught me to play mbira. Rather, I learned by listening to other [mbira masters] as they were playing.”

The Hotchkiss workshops are a rare New Balance 990 Grade School opportunity to learn more about this beautiful

Cosmas Magaya in Hotchkiss – October 7-9, 2011

We are extremely fortunate to enjoy another visit from Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Sale master mbira player and teacher, Cosmas Magaya.
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.

Music & Culture of Zimbabwe with Patience Chaitezvi ~ Saturday Aug. 20th

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. 20th  ~ All Levels Welcome: 

At the Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Sale Blue Sage Center in Paonia~

Mbira/Singing/Drumming ~ 12 pm, Dance Class ~ 1:45 pm


Chris Berry Returns to Hotchkiss – September 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th

Ferragamo Mens Sneakers Sale Online African Drum, Dance with Chris Berry

Salvatore Ferragamo Womens Shoes Sale Online Friday Parajumpers Jacka Salvatore Ferragamo Drivers Shoes Sale Billigt September 4th –
Drum 6 pm • Dance 7:30 pm

Ferragamo Scarves Sale Saturday September 5 th –
Mbira* 11 am • Drum 3 pm • Dance 5 pm

Sunday September 6th –
Mbira* 11 am • Drum 3 pm • Dance 5 pm

Ferragamo Womens Belts Sale Monday September 7th –
Drum 11 am • Dance 12:30 pm

Trillium Marimba returns to Paonia July 19th & 20th

We are happy to be hosting another visit from this high energy, Nike Flex Experience Rn 4 Review Zimbabwean inspired Marimba band based out of Santa Fe. Here are the details:

Trillium Marimba

Trillium Marimba

Blue Sage Center, Paonia — Saturday July 19th – 8 pm

Saturday July 19th – Marimba Dance Party @ Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Outlet 8pm – $10-$15 (sliding scale), kids under 12 free!
Sunday July 20th – Marimba Parajumpers Jacka Billigt