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.

New Class Offering: Rhythm and Percussion for Children

For children too young to start marimba classes, Kutsinhira is pleased to offer a new class for 7-12 year olds taught by John Mambira.  For more see classes. 


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Executive Director

Gary Spalter 541-337-3281

Mailing Address

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

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