Dedicated to the music and people of Zimbabwe

kutsinhira to follow one who has cut a path, tilled the soil, put forth a musical phrase. In Zimbabwean musical tradition, a melodic line that responds to the lead line of a mbira song.

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center…a community of people in and near Eugene, Oregon, responding to the rich musical tradition of the people of Zimbabwe by creating a center for teaching and performing Zimbabwean music. Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1990. Kutsinhira offers classes in Zimbabwean marimba and mbira, and organizes lessons and workshops with visiting Zimbabwean master musicians.

At Kutsinhira, we seek to build and maintain a diverse, inclusive community that welcomes people to participate, whatever their race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, education, disability, or parental status. We strive to offer a place where all individuals feel valued and respected.


Recommended Exhibit: Racing to Change

Recommended Exhibit: Racing to Change

A group from Kutsinhira recently visited a soon-to-close exhibit at the Lane County Historical Museum called Racing for Change. We all learned a lot, some of it quite eye-opening, about Eugene and Oregon’s history with the much ostracized Black community and about...

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Executive Director

Gary Spalter

Mailing Address

Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center
P.O. Box 50823
Eugene, OR 97405

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