Concert Schedule

Zimfest 2021 concerts were live broadcasts, hosted by a live MC, showing pre-recorded videos online on Facebook Live. They featured a wide range of acts, from solo and ensemble performances to presentations such as lectures and Zimbabwean stories. Donations are requested during each concert, $15 for three hours of music and excitement!

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Replays of all concerts are available on our Facebook Live Videos page. Watch them whenever you want. You don’t need a Facebook account.

Friday Evening Concert

July 30, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Opening   Memories and Tributes: Sekuru Cosmas Magaya and Matemai Newton Cheza-Chozengwa
Anesu Ndoro Chegutu, ZW Heroism and Villainy In Zimbabwean Folktales
Ndomupeishe Chipendo Harare, ZW Dinhe dance tutorial depicting how Kore Kore people celebrate a bumper harvest
Jimu Makurumbandi Marimba Family Nesbyen, Norway Rockin’ marimba
Fradreck Mujuru Dewedzo, ZW Dambatsoko Favorites – Mujuru family mbira ensemble
The Low Flying Knobs Boulder, CO USA All-woman marimba band
ZiMBiRA I Boulder, CO USA Afro-fusion band led by Zivanai Masango
Evans Pfumela Mapfumo & Kiat Afrika Chitungwiza, ZW African-themed vocals and traditional rhythms: acoustic guitar with Zimbabwean and western instruments
Anesu Ndoro

Anesu Ndoro

Ndomupeshe Chipendo

Ndomupeshe Chipendo

Fradreck Mujuru

Fradreck Mujuru

The Low Flying Knobs

The Low Flying Knobs

ZiMBiRA

ZiMBiRA

Evans Pfumela Mapfumo

Evans Pfumela Mapfumo

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Saturday Afternoon Concert

July 31, 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Make It Grow Sheffield, UK Supporting community-based food initiatives in Zimbabwe
Nicholas Manomano Harare, ZW Marimba Practice Management And Playing Ethics
Ngoma Yepasichigare Children Mhondoro, ZW Singing and dancing “Chigwaya”
Linos Wengara Magaya and Tim Lloyd Brighton, UK Traditional acoustic mbira duets
Ndomupeishe Chipendo Harare, ZW Performing a compilation of rhythms from the Mbende Jerusarema dance
Joyce Warikandwa and Ubuntu Women Gutu, ZW Classical mbira songs with a fresh contemporary take
Boulder Bike Underpass Choir Boulder, CO USA Songs from Southern Africa
Umkhathi Theatre Works Bulawayo, ZW “Footprints,” a musical dance show telling stories of the Ndebele people
Nicholas Manomano

Nicholas Manomano

Ngoma Yepasichigare Children

Ngoma Yepasichigare Children

Linos Wengara Magaya and Tim Lloyd

Linos Wengara Magaya and Tim Lloyd

Ndomupeishe Chipendo

Ndomupeishe Chipendo

Boulder Bike Underpass Choir

Boulder Bike Underpass Choir

Umkhathi Theatre Works

Umkhathi Theatre Works

Saturday Evening Concert

July 31, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Taffie Matiure Harare, ZW Nyunga nyunga tutorial “Vakuru vanorapa”
TORAJ Warsaw, Poland Zimbabwean-Polish traditional music with mbira and violin
Mafuleni family Harare, ZW Deep mbira with vocals, ngoma, hosho and dance
Mbira Mamas Boulder, CO USA Community mbira group
Kutandara Boulder, CO USA Exuberant and innovative marimba band
Blessing Bled Chimanga Harare, ZW Virtuosic marimba with 3-person band
ZiMBiRA II Boulder, CO USA Afro-fusion band led by Zivanai Masango
Taffie Matiure

Taffie Matiure

TORAJ

TORAJ

Mbira Mamas

Mbira Mamas

Kutandara

Kutandara

Blessing Bled Chimanga

Blessing Bled Chimanga

ZiMBiRA

ZiMBiRA

Sunday Morning Concert

August 1, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Sir Lino Piloto Mutare, ZW Nyunga nyunga history with “Ngamutambarare” tutorial
Kelvin Chikumbirike Harare, ZW Basic hosho playing for mbira players
Taffie Matiure Harare, ZW Solo multi-tracked “ensemble” performance
Chihera Boulder, CO USA Muchineripi family band performing traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music
Mudzidzi Mbira Eugene, OR USA Mbira group including gwenyambira Chaka Mhembere
Kudana Marimba Eugene, OR USA Longtime marimba group currently featuring Zimbabwean guitarist Gilbert Zvamaida
Sir Lino Piloto

Sir Lino Piloto

Kelvin Chikumbirike

Kelvin Chikumbirike

Taffie Matiure

Taffie Matiure

Chihera

Chihera

Mudzidzi Mbira

Mudzidzi Mbira

Kudana Marimba

Kudana Marimba

Sunday Evening Concert

August 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Tino & Muna Mudepu Harare, ZW Two brothers performing sweet traditional music on African and western instruments
Manzwi Seattle, WA USA Songs of Southern Africa with marimba and mbira
Musekiwa Chingodza Murewa, ZW Solo mbira and singing
Boka Marimba Portland, OR USA Portland’s original Zimbabwean-style marimba band
Music According to Percussion (MAP) Harare, ZW Zimbabwean ensemble which sets percussion (including mbira) as the sole driver of its music
Manzwi

Manzwi

Musekiwa Chingodza

Musekiwa Chingodza

Boka Marimba

Boka Marimba

Music According to Percussion (MAP)

Music According to Percussion (MAP)