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.