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October 2018

Nyunga Nyunga Workshop with Abel Mafuleni

October 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, 3411 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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$15 – $20

Come learn this beautiful and easy to learn traditional instrument from our highly-talented Zimbabwean guest Abel Mafuleni.  Beginners welcome.  If you don't have your own instrument, Kutisnhira can provide you one for the class. Please RSVP to gary@kutsinhira.org About Abel As a young, highly recognized and awarded musician, Abel has distinguished himself by creating deeply textured arrangements for marimba and mbira which range from Afro-Jazz to Zimbabwean sungura, jiti, and the traditional mbira repertoire. Under the tutelage of his parents,…

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Marimba Workshop with Abel Mafuleni

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, 3411 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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$15 – $20

Learn an original composition by Abel called Dzikamiso for beginners to intermediate level.  Abel and friends composed the song, with an Afro-jazz groove, while attending Prince Edward School in Harare.  All levels welcome. Please RSVP to  gary@kutsinhira.org

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Drumming/Singing/Dancing Workshop with Abel Mafuleni

October 20, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, 3411 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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$15 – $20

Learn drumming, singing and dancing to a traditional dance called Dinhe from Mount Dharuweni, Zimbabwe.  The dance is used during harvest to celebrate the growing of crops.  No experience necessary. Please RSVP to mailto: gary@kutsinhira.org  

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November 2018

Holiday Shopping Fundraiser at Mosaic

November 24, 2018
Mosaic Fair Trade Collection, 28 E. Broadway
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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If you are holiday shopping for friends and family, consider shopping at the Mosaic Fair Trade Collection on Small Business Saturday,  November 24.  Mosaic is a unique, locally owned store with artisan-crafted, fair trade goods.  20% of your purchases will be donated back to Kutsinhira.  Thank you Mosaic!  Kutsinhira will provide marimba and mbira music including a special guest performance by Musekiwa Chingodza at 1:00.

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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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