Erica Azim

Erica Azim

Erica Azim fell in love with Shona mbira music when she first heard it at the age of 16. In 1974, Erica became one of the first Americans to study mbira in Zimbabwe. Since then, she has studied and performed solo and with many of Zimbabwe's top mbira masters at venues ranging from Zimbabwean village ceremonies to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and various universities. Erica has recorded three solo CDs and has been a musician playing on nine other compilations.

She currently teaches mbira workshops throughout the United States and internationally-attended camps at her home in Berkeley, California, Hawaii, and Argentina. Erica directs MBIRA, a non-profit organization (www.mbira.org) that makes field recordings available to enthusiasts around the world and provides financial support to Zimbabwean mbira players and instrument makers.


Name Sessions Enrollment
Advanced Beginning Mbira - Nhema Musasa Third Part
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Advanced Beginner
Session 6 (Sat 3:30 PM) 5/10 students
Beginning Mbira - Machena
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 9/10 students
Intro/Beginning Mbira - Mukai tiende
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 3 (Fri 3:30 PM) 10/10 students
Beginning Mbira (Mavembe/Gandanga) - Ngozi yemuroora
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 5 (Sat 1:00 PM) 9/10 students
Intro/Beginning Mbira - Kariga mombe
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 2 (Fri 1:00 PM) 6/10 students