Dedicated to the music and people of Zimbabwe

kutsinhira to follow one who has cut a path, tilled the soil, put forth a musical phrase. In Zimbabwean musical tradition, a melodic line that responds to the lead line of an mbira song.

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center…a community of people in and near Eugene, Oregon, responding to the rich musical tradition of the people of Zimbabwe by creating a center for teaching and performing Zimbabwean music. Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1990. Kutsinhira offers classes in Zimbabwean marimba and mbira, and organizes lessons and workshops with visiting Zimbabwean master musicians.

Fall 2019 Letter from the Director

Kwaziwai students, families and supporters – as our school year begins I’d like to welcome our students back. Our teaching program is stronger and larger than ever with 4 childrens’ marimba classes, 5 adult marimba classes including a new beginners class for the fall quarter, 2 mbira classes and a southern African singing class taught by our newest teacher Ratie Dangarembwa. This past year John Mambira also taught a Rhythms of Zimbabwe class for our youngest students aged 8-12. We hope to offer this class again in the near future.

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Kutsinhira Visioning 2019

On November 9, Kutsinhira's board and several other Kutsinhira members gathered for a visioning session about the future of the organization. Kutsinhira last conducted a formal visioning session in 2011. Many goals from that 2011 visioning have been achieved:...

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Executive Director

Gary Spalter
541.337.3281
gary@kutsinhira.org

Mailing Address

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center
P.O. Box 50823
Eugene, OR 97405

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