MBIRA HOUSE CONCERT in Belmont, with Chartwell Dutiro & friends

  • May 30, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • Home of Solomon Murungu Belmont, Mass RSVP for address

MBIRA HOUSE CONCERT in Belmont, with Chartwell Dutiro & friends
Friday May[masked]pm sadza (traditional Zimbabwean food) 730pm concert
$10-$20 sliding scale suggested donation

Mbira music from Zimbabwe is one of the most soulful sounds on the African continent. Originally used in spirit possession ceremonies, the iron-pronged mbira (thumb piano) produces music beautiful enough to attract spirits and rhythmically energized enough to keep people dancing through all-night ceremonies. Chartwell Dutiro is one of Zimbabwe's foremost mbira players. He has played the sacred instrument of the Shona people in traditional settings since childhood. He and his brother would often play mbira all night, calling the ancestral spirits for guidance, as has been done in Zimbabwe for many centuries. He toured the world from[masked] with the legendary Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited. Since 1993, Chartwell has lived in the UK, pursuing both traditional and modern Zimbabwean music, and building bridges through his music.

Chartwell will be joined by Nora Balaban (mbira, vocals), Banning Eyre (guitar) and Rima Fand (violin, vocals) Home of Solomon Murungu
Belmont, Mass
RSVP for address: Nora Balaban or Banning Eyre — with Banning Eyre and 2 others in Belmont, MA.

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  • rosita

    Shona culture from the source! Thank you and respect to Mr.Charterll Dutiro. My hope is that you will return and perform at a venue in Boston. The Cd is amazing and I remember you still when you performed with Mr Thomas Mapfumo in the 80's in Boston!

    1 · May 31

    • Jacques Pardo / Atlas S.

      Right on Rosita! it was nice to meet you all in person. That concert -perhaps because it was in an house - was very special!

      May 31

  • Orissa

    Such evocative music. What a gift.

    1 · May 31

  • rosita

    I will be attending with a friend.

    1 · May 30

  • Jacques Pardo / Atlas S.

    Hi, I just wanted to post the letter from the host for tonight just in case you did not get it.

    Hello Mbira New England & Friends,

    I am looking forward to seeing at my home on Friday May 30th to welcome Chartwell to the Boston area. I am expecting him and his entourage around 4:00pm.

    We will have sadza and other goodies at 6:30pm and concert is at 7:30pm. However you are welcome to come earlier!

    If you can come early to help me set up, that will be great, just let me know.

    So I have an rough guide of how many people are coming, let me know how many folks in your party will be attending.

    It should be really fun evening!!

    My address is 34 Beech Street, Belmont, Ma [masked]).

    See you on Friday May 30th!


    Solomon Murungu
    34 Beech Street
    Belmont, Massachusetts. 02478 USA.

    1 · May 30

  • Susan E W.

    I would LOVE to attend!!! However, every time I attempt to pay $5 by PayPal, the page gets "killed" and does not allow me to pay the annual fee. How can payment be arranged? I would like my RSVP to be "Yes" so I could get address! Thanks!!!

    1 · May 29

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