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Zimfest Online Reminder

Dear Zimfest community,

Reminding you that registration for Zimfest Online presentations is open, and the first by-donation session is this Saturday, June 6 at 1 PM. Tapiwa Kapurura will be presenting about “Culture as Social Glue in a Challenged Community.” Go to Zimfest Online for the registration link.

If you missed it, the Interview with Moyo Rainos Mutamba is now on Youtube and accessible on the Zimfest 2020 Overview page. 

In solidarity,
Zimfest Online Task Force

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Registration Is Now Open for Zimfest 2020 Online

Registration is open for Zimfest Online — a series of Cultural Presentations by experienced Zimfest teachers. The presentations will take place online via Zoom video on Saturdays starting at 1:00 PM Pacific time. Please sign up!

June 6
Tapiwa Kapurura
Culture as Social Glue in a Challenged Community

June 13
Claire Jones
Mbira in Zimbabwean Popular Music: An Historical Perspective

June 20
Tendai Muparutsa
World Music Ensemble: Directing a College Marimba Band – A Williams College Experience

See the Zimfest Online web page for descriptions and the link to registration.

More offerings will be announced later.

In community, virtually,
The Zimfest Online Engagement Task Force

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Zimfest Online and more!

Dear Zimfest community,

We hope you are faring well as the country slowly emerges from lockdown. We have a lot to report:

  • Announcing Zimfest Online workshops for the month of June, taught by experienced Zimfest teachers seen on the 2020 Overview page. Mark your calendars and come back in the next few days to register for one, two or all three! 
  • We have been inspired by, and Zimfest owes everything to, many dedicated folks for whom volunteerism runs in the family.  Check  out our new feature in honor of some of them,  Zimfest is Family
  • Thursday May 21: the Google Doodle celebrates mbira!  And here’s a video about how they made the doodle: https://youtu.be/BNPSb4_c5_s. There are several prominent mbira players here – recognize our old friend Matemai?

Stay safe,
Claire (and the)
Zimfest Online Engagement Task Force

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