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Camp paGungwa Mbira Intensive

August 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - September 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

$385 – $410
Patience Munjeri mbira teacher Zimbabwe music

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is pleased to announce the 15th annual Camp paGungwa (“by the ocean”), a four-day mbira intensive on the Oregon Coast, with Musekiwa Chingodza; also, under the joint sponsorship of Kutsinhira and the University of Oregon, Sekuru Cosmas Magaya will be offering classes and cultural presentations at this camp, at no additional charge to attendees – a truly exceptional and dynamic duo!

Camp will be held at our traditional ocean-side retreat in Florence, Oregon, on Labor Day weekend (Friday evening 8/31/2018 through early afternoon on Monday, 9/3/2018).

Mbira will be taught and played from beginner through advanced levels, plus hosho, drumming, singing and dance. A complete workshop schedule is available upon request.

Camp paGungwa is held at a beachfront home north of Florence, Oregon, USA. Check-in is 7PM Friday Aug. 31; departure is 1PM on Monday Sept. 3. In addition to a full schedule of learning and playing Zimbabwean music, there will be communal living, three delicious meals per day, cultural presentations and enjoyment of the beach, dunes & forest just steps outside the door.

On-site housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis when the registration deposit is paid. Alternatively, commercial lodging (from funky to elegant) can be booked nearby in Florence, with meals taken at Camp.

Based on past experience, registration will fill quickly. The cost of Camp paGungwa includes all instruction, cultural presentations, meals, snacks and communal accommodations.

  • Early-registration discount if paid in full by June 30, 2018: $425 ($385 for Kutsinhira members).
  • Regular rate starting July 1, 2018: $450 ($410 for Kutsinhira members).

Annual membership in Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is $40 for an individual or $65 for a family, and can be included in the fee payment. We also offer lifetime membership for $500. Yearly membership begins on Sept. 1 each year.

Reserve your space (for Camp or the wait list) by sending a deposit of $100 per person, made out to Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, to the address below. Cancellations on or after Aug. 17, 2018, will receive a 50% refund; no refunds will be made for cancellations on or after Aug. 24, 2018. Deposits sent for a wait list position will be fully refunded if no space opens up or if you request to be removed from the wait list.

If interested, please enquire about rates for “accompanying persons,” who attend Camp but not the instructional sessions.

Questions? Contact Lynne Swift at swiftly41@gmail.com or 541-912-1091 (mobile); or Janis Weeks janis.weeks@gmail.com or 541-543-9984 (mobile).

Please mail deposits to Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, P.O. Box 50823, Eugene, Oregon 97405. Registered participants or wait-listees will receive a confirmation and further information.

Camp paGungwa is an activity of Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center.


August 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
September 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
$385 – $410
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