Painted Art – Friendship

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Title: Friendship
Artist: Ceresencia Chibaya
Size: approx 19″w x 26″ h
Hand-painted sadza painting
$50

Ceresencia was born in 1965 in Weya, the fifth born of six children. She studied until 7th grade, stopping because her parents didn’t have enough money to pay for further schooling. She married in 1984 and has five children. Her husband died in 2002.

Ceresencia began to do art in 2003 because she wanted her children to have a happy life. The money would help her pay school fees and provide for other necessities. Ceresencia has used her art to document and explain events in her life, from the passing of her husband in 2002, to the passing of her daughter in 2013.

Favorite topics include people’s life stories, traditional stories and friendship.

Painted Art – Guinea Fowl

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Title: Birds
Artist:
Leticia Jekesa
Size: approx. 19″w x 26″ h
Hand-painted sadza painting
$50

Leticia was born in 1965 and studied through the seventh grade. She is divorced and has one son. She began learning to do art in 1988 – “because I am a single parent” – first doing embroidery and then taking up sadza painting. Her favorite topics are chenura (bringing the ancestral spirits home), fishing and penance.

Painted Art – Community

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Title: Community
Artist: Veronica Chitsike
Size: approx 19″w x 26″h
Hand-painted sadza painting
$40.00

Veronica was born in 1959. She came to Weya in 1982 as the second wife of her husband. She has three children. Her daughter, Rita Shonge is also a painter. Veronica learned to do art in 1988. She felt it was a thing she could do as a woman to earn money. “I am a full-time housewife who looks after children, fetches firewood, does plowing, heard cattle and takes them to the dipping tank. I have quite a lot of work.”

She has time for her artwork during the rainy season only on weekends, with more time available during the dry season. Her favorite topics are wild animals and village life, and she is most recognized by her striking abstract paintings of storks.

Painted Art – Animal Life

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Title: Animal Life
Artist: Ednight Mungure
Size: approx. 19″w x 26″h
Hand-painted sadza painting
$40.00

Ednight was born in 1969, She has 6 children. Her husband died in 2002. She learned sad painting in 1988. At the time her husband worked on a commercial farm – the lowest paid occupation in Zimbabwe – and she wanted to paint in order to buy necessities for the family. She says, “It is difficult to be a mother and a painter at the same time. There are too many things to do at once. I am a full-time housewife who does painting and looking after children.”

Wildlife, folktales and village life are among her favorite art topics.

Hokoyo Live

On Sale

Artist: Hokoyo Marimba

Hokoyo’s second release, recorded live in Eugene, Oregon, captures the excitement of these talented young players. Feels as if you are actually there, live in concert.

Tracks:

  • Bangidza
  • Ndangariro
  • Hombi
  • Kapotso
  • ChipembereyaStavo
  • Kutambarara
  • Todzungaira
  • Zomba
  • Shumba
  • Zendekaiwa
  • Sikokiyana
  • Sekuru Joe
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Chipembere

On Sale

Artist: Hokoyo Marimba

Recorded in 2006, this is Hokoyo Marimba’s first and only studio recording. 20% of CD sales proceeds go to Kutsinhira’s Zimbabwe Community Development Project.

Tracks:

  • Chipembere
  • Zendekaiwa
  • Chemutengure
  • Kapotso
  • Nhemamusasa
  • Ncuzu
  • Hombi
  • Sikokiyana
  • Sekuru Joe
  • Todzungaira
  • Zomba
  • Tipe Tizwe
  • Mbira / Amaxoxo
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Ndangariro

Artist: Cosmas Magaya and Beauler Dyoko

This is the last, historic recording made together by the celebrated traditional mbira partners, Cosmas Magaya and Beauler Dyoko. Ndangariro means remembrance, reflection on past events, and this album is offered in tribute to the great Ambuya (Grandmother) Beauler Dyoko, the first female Zimbabwean recording artist, who passed away in 2013. She is greatly missed by fans of traditional Zimbabwean music. Cosmas Magaya, also a long time giant amongst Zimbabwean mbira players, first met Beauler Dyoko in the 1970s, and the two legends formed a friendship that has lasted these many years. Between 1994 and the present, they have also delighted many audiences throughout the US, Canada, and Europe as a performing team. In this, their final album, you will hear the expert mbira playing and lively vocals that have delighted many audiences throughout the US, Canada, and Europe as a duo. Kutsinhira recommends that you buy the physical 6-panel CD – for its beautiful photographs, liner notes and translation by Cosmas Magaya, and general historical value.

All proceeds from sales go to Cosmas Magaya and to the family of Beauler Dyoko.

Tracks:

  • Bangiza (6:22)
  • Mukatiende/Bhukatiende (6:50)
  • Nhemamusasa (7:07)
  • Dangurangu (6:16)
  • Tondobayana (3:32)
  • MhondoroDzinonwa (5:38)
  • Dindingwe (4:29)
  • NyamaropayePasi (8:00)
  • Conversation (2:05)
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Tomutenda Mambo

Artist: Mhofela (Musekiwa Chingodza and Bud Cohen)

Bud and I had such a great time during our 2010 tour, and the music was so good, that we decided to put this album together showcasing some of the songs we were playing. We would like to thank Amai Shumba and Mark for putting this CD together, Thaddeus for his expert recording, and all of our friends who made our 2010 tour worthwhile. One Love Still… ~ Musekiwa

Tracks:

  • Chamutengure (7:07)
  • Mukai Tiende (9:51)
  • Tomutenda Mambo (7:46)
  • Sarura Wako (10:00)
  • Karigamombe (6:16)
  • Dande (7:46)
  • Nhemamusasa (7:59)
  • Serevende of Nyamaropa (5:34)
  • Chikende (7:22)
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Kutema Musasa

Artist: Musekiwa Chingodza

Recorded by Dan Pauli in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during Musekiwa’s 2006 visit, Kutema Musasa is truly a solo album. The mood of the album is sweet and meditative, enjoyable for listeners of all ages.

Tracks:

  • Nhemamusasa
  • Chikokiyana
  • NdofambaNaye
  • Ndizarurire
  • Chikende
  • Dande
  • Shumba Yangwasha
  • Nyamamusango
  • Taireva
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Tauya Kune Vamwe

Artist: Musekiwa Chingodza with Sumi Madzitateguru

Musekiwas latest release from 2017.

Tracks:

  • NhimuTimuyaNyamaropa
  • Marenje
  • Mukai Tiende
  • ChamutengureDambatsoko
  • Nhemamusasa
  • ServenderaNyamaropa
  • Chamutengure 16 keys Nyunga Nyunga
  • Bangiza
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Solo

Artist: Musekiwa Chingodza

“Solo”- VaChingodza Buda Pachena, recorded in 2004, is really a collaboration with Jennifer Kyker playing hosho (shakers) accompaniment. The subtitle means, “Mr. Chingodza, show your talents!” The album includes 6 ceremonial songs plus Musekiwa’s original composition, Rega Kuchema.

Tracks:

  • Todzungaira
  • Dande
  • Zimbaravashe
  • RegaKuchema
  • Chipembere
  • Nhemamusasa
  • VanaVapera
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Chipendani Music from Zimbabwe

Artist: Sekuru Compound Muradzikwa

Sekuru Compound Muradzikwa shares his unique style of performance on the Zimbabwean chipendani, or mouthbow.  Compiled from a series of field recordings made by Jennifer Kyker at the Imire Game Park, where Sekuru Muradzikwa has been employed as a security guard for over twenty years, the album includes a rare recording of the dzikamunhenga groundbow.

Tracks:

  • Mabhiza
  • BhutsuMutandarika
  • 1963
  • Tsoko
  • MusoroPasi
  • Ndezvemeso
  • YekufudzaMombe
  • Tambaoga
  • Zivaoga
  • Gwirambira
  • TochayaMablue
  • NdoendaNababa
  • TaimbotandaraTiriVaviri
  • RwiyoRwemashaviOkuvhima
  • Mai VakoChiramwira
  • DhongiRinopengaMuzimbabwe
  • KutukaAnorima
  • NyararaMuchazviona
  • BhutsuMutandarikaII
  • KurambaMurumeaneMombe
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