Patience Chaitezvi

Patience Chaitezvi

Patience Chaitezvi grew up immersed in mbira music within her family. Her mother is a traditional healer and medium of several spirits. She learned to play mbira from her brothers and has played mbira in traditional Shona ceremonies all her life. Patience also plays hosho and ngoma. She is an experienced and accomplished traditional Shona dancer and a very patient teacher. Patience is one of the only Zimbabwean mbira players to have both a university degree and extensive experience playing mbira music in traditional ceremonies. She now works as a high school teacher and this is her third ZimFest.


Name Sessions Enrollment
Intro/Beginning Mbira - Karigamombe
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 2 (Fri 1:00 PM) 10/10 students
Singing - Mafuwe Singing
Singing: Teens, Adults; Any skill level
Session 1 (Fri 9:30 AM) 6 students
[no limit]
Dance - Dancing with Leg Rattles (Magavhu)
Dance: Teens, Adults; Any skill level
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 5/20 students
Advanced Mbira - Kambiri Kaenda
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Advanced
Session 8 (Sun 3:30 PM) 6/10 students
Drumming - Drumming for Mafuwe
Drumming: Teens, Adults; Any skill level
Session 4 (Sat 9:30 AM) 5/10 students
Presentation - Importance of Ancestral Spirits in Shona Culture
Presentations: Teens, Adults; Any skill level
Session 5 (Sat 1:00 PM) 8 students
[no limit]
Intermediate Mbira - Mandarendare
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Intermediate
Session 3 (Fri 3:30 PM) 10/10 students
Intermediate Mbira - Mhare
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Intermediate
Session 6 (Sat 3:30 PM) 9/10 students