Hi Zimfest Fans,
As I am sure most of you are aware, the Zimfest Organizing Committee has been busy putting together an awesome show for this year, with some great favorite players like mbira master Musekiwa Chingodza, and some totally new folks to Zimfest, like dancer Ndomupeishe Chipendo.
The OC has been hearing from folks that they would much prefer a live event instead of the online show that is being presented. We get it and completely agree that seeing folks up close and personal would be the best, and we would much rather have a live event as well. However, it was obvious that we would not be able to get anyone into this country from Zimbabwe by July. Sadly, the situation is getting worse now, very few Zimbabweans have been vaccinated and Covid is spreading rapidly through Zimbabwe, so our crystal ball was correct. We also did not know what the situation would be like in July in America either, and the Covid cases have been climbing here as well.
However, we equally know that our Zimbabwean friends could really use a cash infusion, so let’s support them in any way that we can, which in this case is supporting their efforts to provide us with some great performances and workshops. On the bright side, this year we are able to present some folks that we have not been able to bring to Zimfest due to cost constraints, but we are able to include them in our online presentation. So check out our great program schedule for the weekend of July 30 – August 1 and join us. If that weekend does not work for you, the concerts will be available on demand and you can view them later at a time of your convenience.
So let’s enjoy this awesome show and see you all in person in 2022!
Jim Levine and the Zimfest Organizing Committee