Zimfest 2022 Archive

Afternoon Concerts

June 25 & 26 • Noon to 5:00 PM

Free Live Outdoor Concerts at The Skagit County Fairgrounds!

Browse and shop at the African Marketplace while you enjoy the music.

Saturday, June 25, 2022  See More »

Noon – 12:10 Opening Ceremony
12:10 – 1:00 Masaisai Lopez Island, WA USA Masaisai means “the waves” in chiShona, musically and geographicaly
1:10 – 2:00 Jeff Brahe & Students Tacoma, WA USA Students from Jekesa Marimba Studio, the Hazelwood School, and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
2:10 – 3:00 Manzwi Seattle, WA USA Singing in Shona, Ndebele, and Zulu
3:10 – 4:00 Kwaziwai Eugene, OR USA The latest youth performing ensemble growing-up musically through the Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center
4:10 – 5:00 Rubatano Langley, WA USA Marimba ensemble from Rubatano Center on South Whidbey Island

Sunday, June 26, 2022  See More »

Noon – 1:00 Kondo reNzou Seattle, WA USA Marimba group outgrowth of the University of Washington Zimbabwean Music Club
1:10 – 2:00 Mudzidzi Eugene, OR USA Joyful, trancy and dancy mbira music!
2:10 – 3:00 Nathan and Parker Portland, OR USA Mbira jammers of Boka Marimba
3:10 – 4:00 Blessing Bled Chimanga Harare, ZW Internationally acclaimed marimba player, singer, songwriter and percussionist performing solo
4:10 – 5:00 Festival Highlights
Marimba: Danmore Kusaya and Hi Hi Hi Hello Students (Session 1)
Singing: Salani Wamkanganise, Kelly Orphan and Mhoro Nherera Students (Session 3)
Dance: Blessing Bled Chimanga and Tamba Jaiva Students (Session 2)