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December 2018

Great Change for Zimbabwe – Marimba and Mbira Performance @ Whirled Pies

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Whirled Pies, 199 W. 8th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401
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A night of traditional Zimbabwean music will be presented in support of Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center of Eugene, and Ancient Ways/Nhimbe for Progress  www.ancient-ways.org of Scio.  Kutsinhira’s sponsored artist-in-residence for 2018, Musekiwa Chingodza, and his fellow musicians from Mhofela will perform beautiful mbira music.  Three bands from Kutsinhira, including Jenaguru-Full Moon and Chapwititi, teen extraordinaires, will provide rousing marimba dance music. Bring your extra change, throw in the jars at the event, and help make Great Change for Zimbabwe.

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January 2019

Camp Nharetare

January 16 @ 8:00 am - January 25 @ 5:00 pm
Kufunda Village and Small World Avondale in Harare, Zimbabwe, Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale, 25 Ridge Road
Harare, Zimbabwe
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$1850

You are invited to join us at Camp Nharetare (which refers to mbira dzematare, mbira music which is played for the spirits to inspire more from the Creator), a camp which focuses on traditional mbira music, dance, drumming, chipendani and hosho. The teachers of this camp are all ones who have been confirmed as mbira players by the Shona ancestors: Wilbert Botsa Musekiwa Chingodza Zvidzai Chirikure Alois Mutinhiri Patience Munjeri also Sekuru Chigamba – chipendani Peachson Ngoshi – hosho Through…

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April 2019

Musangano 2019

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Village School Community Room, 3411 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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Free

Bring friends and family to Kutsinhira’s exciting annual gathering for class and ensemble performances.  With the best potluck you’ll ever be a part of, we know you’ll enjoy this event. 2:00 - 2:10  Welcome and song 2:10 - 3:10  Performances Set 1 3:10 - 4:00  Potluck meal 4:00 - 4:20  Meeting (learn about what’s happening at Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center) 4:20 - 5:20 Performances Set 2 5:20 - 6:00 Open jam and clean up

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June 2019

Chapwititi plays at Symfest 2019

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Holt Center Plaza
Free
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Jenaguru at Farmers Union Marketplace Celebration

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Down to Earth, 532 Olive Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401
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Free
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July 2019

Mhondoro and Jenaguru play Acorn Park, Music in the Park Series

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Acorn Park, 1520 Buck Street
Eugene, Oregon
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Free

Presented by City of Eugene Enjoy the summer sounds of marimba with Mhondoro and Jenaguru, playing the buoyant and spirited music of Zimbabwe. Play games, grab a bite to eat from a local food truck and see what Eugene has to offer.

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Bubbles and Marimba Festival July 11

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street
Springfield, Oregon
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Free

Enjoy marimba music from Kutsinhira's Kwaziwai teen ensemble at the Springfiel Library's annual summer bubbles event.

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Mudzidzi Mbira

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th
Eugene, Oregon
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Mudzidzi plays mbira at the Emerald Chamber Players weekly event at the Atrium Building.  The event is free.  Any donations will be given to White Bird Clinic who will have a table at the event.

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Kwaziwai Youth Marimba plays at Noche Cultural

July 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Island Park, 200 W. B Street
Springfield, Oregon
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NOCHE ENGLISH

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August 2019

Jenaguru at Children’s Celebration

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Island Park, 200 W. B Street
Springfield, Oregon
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Mhondoro Marimba at River Road Park

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
River Road Park, 1400 Lake Drive
Eugene, Oregon 97404
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FREE

Summer evening of great Zimabwean sounds from Mhondoro marimba ensemble.  Free event.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax on.  Picnic table seating available.  Local food cart will be on site.

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Mbira in the Garden

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Common Ground Garden, 21st and Van Buren
Eugene,
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FREE

Join us this Saturday, August 24th at Common Ground Garden for ‘Mbira in the Garden’ with Kutsinhira Artist-in-residence, Patience Munjeri and friends. The mbira music starts at 5:30pm. Free event - donation to musicians suggested and greatly appreciated. This wonderful event brings together a chance to relax and enjoy traditional mbira music from Zimbabwe, wander thru a vibrant food garden and enjoy fresh baked goods as part of the garden fundraiser. Baked goods are by donation. Bring a lawn chair…

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Mbira Music at the Library

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave
Eugene, 97401 United States
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FREE
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Mudzidzi Mbira at Family Music Time

August 29 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave
Eugene, 97401 United States
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FREE

Mudzidzi Mbira will be playing at the following event: Children’s Program, Downtown Eugene Public Library Family Music Time Sing and move to live music by talented performers. Thursday, August 29 •  10:15 - 10:45 am   Children’s Courtyard, 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene https://www.eugene-or.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=30

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Camp Pagungwa 2019 with Patience Munjeri

August 30 - September 2

Kutsinhira is pleased to announce the 16th annual Camp paGungwa ("by the ocean"), a four-day mbira intensive on the Oregon Coast. This year we are privileged to have our beloved friend and teacher Patience Munjeri as the instructor. Camp will be held at our traditional ocean-side retreat in Florence, Oregon, on Labor Day weekend 2019. 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.…

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