Festival Events

Opening / Memories and Tributes: Sekuru Cosmas Magaya and Matemai Newton Cheza-Chozengwa

Friday July 30, 5:30–6:00 PM PDT on Facebook Live

Prayer by Obert Muchineripi followed by a collection of performances with Cosmas Magaya and spoken tributes to his impact on the Colorado mbira community. Concludes with a tribute to Matemai Newton Cheza-Chozengwa by Joel Laviolette.

Community Time / Village Meeting

Sunday August 1, 3:15–4:15 PM PDT on Zoom

The Zimfest Association has set aside time on Sunday afternoon, August 1 for the community to gather virtually and consider together topics that are vital to our community. We refer to this time as the Zimfest Village Meeting. The Zimfest 2021 Organizing Committee (OC) and Zimfest Association Board of Directors cordially invite all Zimfest participants, including Zimbabweans, whether or not you are teaching or performing, to join us for this meeting.

The Village Meeting serves as the required annual public Zimfest Association business meeting. It also provides an opportunity for us, the ZA Board of Directors, and OC, to hear from our community, and for you to voice your opinions about the Festival and how it is organized. This meeting is usually where the seeds of next year’s Festival are planted. In particular, because we are planning for an in-person festival next year, your participation and ideas will be vital to putting on a safe and successful Zimfest 2022.