Kurai Blessing Mubaiwa

Kurai Blessing Mubaiwa

Kurai Blessing Mubaiwa was born and raised in Murewa, Zimbabwe, and picked up mbira at age 6. He was very fascinated by the instrument's sound and physics around it, soon becoming an outstanding child in the village for having figured it all out at that age. Kurai was able to source some material around village folks who used to play mbira before. He moved to Harare just after high school and joined Savannah Arts further training as a theatrical actor, dancer, and visual arts coordinator. Kurai has been involved with cultural exchange programs within and outside Zimbabwe. He has worked with other upcoming musicians and toured across Europe and West Africa with Chiwoniso Maraire as an opening act for Cezaria Evora. Kurai moved to Canada in 2002 where he continues a career as a performer and Instructor.


Name Sessions Enrollment
Intensive: Advanced Beginning Marimba (Intensive) - Buka Tiende
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Advanced Beginner
Session 6 (Sat 3:30 PM), Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 9/9 students
Singing - Nyarara Kuchema
Singing: Teens, Adults; Any skill level
Session 2 (Fri 1:00 PM) 3 students
[no limit]
Intensive: Advanced Beginning Marimba & Singing (Intensive) - Mabvuku Tafara
Marimba, Singing: Teens, Adults; Advanced Beginner
Session 1 (Fri 9:30 AM), Session 3 (Fri 3:30 PM) 9/9 students
Intermediate Marimba - Taireva
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Intermediate
Session 8 (Sun 3:30 PM) 4/9 students
Advanced Beginning Mbira - PaBhasikoro
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Advanced Beginner
Session 4 (Sat 9:30 AM) 8/9 students