Mbira of Zimbabwe: A Backyard Concert with Musekiwa Chingodza
Time & Location
We are thrilled to host this unique opportunity for an evening of mbira music and sounds from Zimbabwe on the farm. Master musician Musekiwa Chongodza from Zimbabwe will be joined by Oran Etkin on clarinet and the members of Mbira NYC. Join us for a soulful evening of music, spirit, community and culture.
This is a complimentary community event.
Musekiwa Chingodza is one of the world’s leading ambassadors of music from Zimbabwe. He is considered to be one of the world’s finest players of the mbira, an African musical instrument that consists of a wooden or gourd resonator and a varying number of tuned metal or wooden strips that vibrate when plucked.
Musekiwa Chingodza was born into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Murehwa, Zimbabwe, in 1970. Musekiwa began by teaching himself to play mbira at age five. Through listening to other great mbira players, he developed a strong attachment to and love for mbira music.
About his musical tradition he says, “Our music is both medicine and food, as mbira has the power to heal and to provide for people. Mbira pleases both the living and the dead.”