Presented with the generous support of the RHE Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation
Doors at 7:30 pm; Show at 8:00 pm
Tickets are $20 Advance / $25 Day of Show
Mafaro eZimbabwe began as a collaboration with the KTO Project, Chinayakare Ensemble and Zimbabwean musicians and dancers to celebrate the music of the people - Chimurenga music - and to celebrate its roots in traditional mbira music played by the ancestral Shona people in Zimbabwe.
In the spring of 2018, more than 15 musicians and dancers and a community choir together performed a concert of ancestral songs of Zimbabwe and the popular, socially impactful music developed from the ancestral forms generations later. The choir will be performing with Chinyakare ensemble for this special event.
The Chinyakare Ensemble is a family of musicians, dancers and teachers committed to preserving and sharing traditional Zimbabwean culture, and promoting community building and education through music and dance. Chinyakare presents an electrifying performance of the traditional dance, music, and culture of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa. The music (played on mbira, ngoma, marimbas, and chipendani), songs, and dance weave colorful stories that show scenes from everyday life, while teaching important life lessons, such as goal-setting, perseverance, and thankfulness. Chinyakare provides audiences with a glimpse of the beauty, excitement, and spirit of traditional African dance and song.