Mbira Music of Zimbabwe @West

Mbira Music Group logo- a black and white drawing of a mbira
March 16, 2024 - 10:30am-11:30am (ended)

Mbira Music of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's beautiful mbira music has been used for healing, personal mediation, celebrations, and communication with the ancestors of all humankind for over 1,000 years. It can be mellow and meditative or lively and energetic.

Bay Area based Zimbabwean musician 'Salani' Wamkanganise naGaadza joins Berkeley native Erica Azim for an mbira presentation that will include a performance, discussion and a short period of instruction at the end for those who want to try playing the mbira instrument.

To learn more about mbira music, visit mbira.org, the website of the non-profit organization MBIRA which supports the tradition in Zimbabwe and makes recordings and instruments available to mbira enthusiasts around the world.

This presentation is supported by a Civic Arts grant from the City of Berkeley and the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.

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