Immerse yourself in the ancient music of the ancestors with mbira master Erica Azim. Once again, we are delighted to bring you this annual benefit concert. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear the sacred music played in Zimbabwe for over 1,000 years!
"Wonderfully exhilarating! It was delightful to be exposed to a new cultural music and history. It was so upbeat and soulful at the same time! The performers were personable. Purely magic!"
Sliding scale, tax-deductible donations at the door. All proceeds benefit traditional musicians in Zimbabwe who earn less than $100 in a whole year! If you can't come, you can still donate at mbira.org. (http://mbira.org/)
Doors open at 7:00 and concert starts at 7:30. Music lovers of all ages welcome! Refreshments included.
This concert is brought to us by our dear friend and master musician, Erica Azim (http://mbira.org/ericaazim.html), founder of MBIRA, a non-profit organization (http://mbira.org/aboutmbira.html) that celebrates and helps to sustain the ancient musical traditions of Zimbabwe. MBIRA supports Zimbabwean musicians and instrument makers, and their families, through worldwide Zimbabwean music education, recordings, and performances. In a country with around 90% unemployment, this provides critical support in the daily struggle for survival. MBIRA has also created the largest archive of Shona mbira music in the world, which is a permanent resource for generations to come.