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.

Concert schedules are subject to change

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
Dance: Blessing Bled Chimanga and Tamba Jaiva Students (Session 2)
Marimba: Danmore Kusaya and Hi Hi Hi Hello Students (Session 1)
Singing: Salani Wamkanganise, Kelly Orphan and Mhoro Nherera Students (Session 3)