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August 2018

Singing Class with Musekiwa Chingodza

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, 3411 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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$10

These friendly and fun events are geared to all levels of experience, and they provide lots of interesting cultural and language background in addition to the beautiful music. There is no substitute for learning from a native Zimbabwean expert immersed in his culture. Additional classes: Sunday July 22 Sunday August 26 RSVP to Marilyn Kolodziejczyk appreciated but not required. We hope to see you there!

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Workshop with Lucky Moyo & Tsungai Tsikirai

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
River Gallery, 184 S. Main Street,Oregon 97351
Independence, Oregon 97351 United States
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Free workshop with Zimbabwean guests Lucky Moyo and Tsungai Tsikirai. Join us for song and dance to experience the Zimfest style workshop prior to the start of the weekend festival. Zimfest instructors lead a one hour song and dance workshop at the River Gallery in Independence, Oregon. Free - we want to introduce Monmouth and Independence residents to Zimbabwean music. This is a Zimfest Outreach activity, seeking more ways to spread the music and strengthen our ties to the local…

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Singing Class with Musekiwa Chingodza

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, 3411 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405 United States
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$10

These friendly and fun events are geared to all levels of experience, and they provide lots of interesting cultural and language background in addition to the beautiful music. There is no substitute for learning from a native Zimbabwean expert immersed in his culture. Additional classes: Sunday July 22 Sunday August 5 RSVP to Marilyn Kolodziejczyk appreciated but not required. We hope to see you there!

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Camp paGungwa Mbira Intensive

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - September 3 @ 1:00 pm
Florence, Oregon Florence, OR United States + Google Map
$385 – $410

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…

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September 2018

South Eugene Neighborhood Picnic

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tugman Park, Eugene OR United States + Google Map
FREE

Join us for some fun neighborhood music and community building at Tugman Park. We will be tabling with marimbas to try out! Sign up for classes and more.

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October 2018

Chapwititi Marimba Performance at Eugene Library

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave
Eugene, 97401 United States
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Free

Come enjoy and dance to the music of Kutsinhira's teen ensemble Chapwititi during the kids hour at the Eugene Public Library.  

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Nyunga Nyunga Workshop with Abel Mafuleni

October 19 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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
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 @ 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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