Festival Updates (News) (Workshops)

News

August 1, 2011
Chris Berry will not be coming to the festival. We made the following changes to his workshops (See Workshop Updates below for complete list):
Canceled workshop:

  • Presentation - The Healing Part of Music and Dance, Session 1

Substituted teachers for these workshops:

  • Bangidza Singing, Session 8 - new teacher is James Mujuru
  • Intermediate Drumming - Jiti Drumming - new teacher is Godfrey Mambira
  • Intermediate Marimba - Kuyaura Kwangu - new teacher is Jeff Brahe

July 28, 2011
When you register for a workshop you must pay in full within one hour or your reservation will be dropped.
All checks sent for payment must be postmarked by Thursday August 4.

July 28, 2011 The following workshops have been updated. (See Workshop Updates below for complete list.):

  • Canceled: Intermediate Marimba - Sori - Kite Giedraitis - Session 6
  • Canceled: Intro/Beg. Marimba (Children) - Nhemamusasa - Wanda Walker - Session 7
  • Canceled: Intermediate Marimba/Teachers - Marimba in the Elementary Classroom - Zimma-Rimba Book 1 - Jeremy Phillips - Session 6
  • Canceled: Dance - Khalanga Dance - Lucky Moyo - Session 3
  • Canceled: Intermediate Drumming - Cathamela - Godfrey Mambira - Session 7
  • Canceled: Advanced Mbira - Mucheka - Jacob Mafuleni -Session 1
  • Canceled: Hosho - Khalanga Hosho - Lucky Moyo - Session 8
  • Canceled: Beg. Mbira - Chipindura - Peacheson Ngoshi -Session 3
  • Canceled: Games - Zimbabwean Children's Games and Stories - Tonderai Ndava -Session 3
  • Canceled: Presentation (Teachers) - Music Teaching Using Zimbabwean Micro Activities - Tendai Muparutsa -Session 1
  • Canceled: Advanced Teens Marimba - Zvichapera/Flight - Eric Miller -Session 8
  • Canceled: Children's Games/Songs - Damba Nepwere (Playing with Children) -Tendai Muparutsa -Session 6
  • Canceled: Dance - Dinhe Dance -Martha Thom -Session 1
  • Canceled: Presentation - How to form a Marimba Band - Amy Stewart McIntosh - Session 8
  • Canceled: Intro/Beg. Marimba (Teachers) - Nhemamusasa - Wanda Walker -Session 2
  • Canceled: Intermediate Hosho - dzeMhande - Trymore Jombo -Session 1
  • Canceled: Intermediate Marimba - Chiradza One and Two - Maria Minnaar-Bailey -Session 5

July 19, 2011 The following workshops have been updated (See Workshop Updates below for complete list.):

  • Canceled: Inter. Marimba, Jambanja, by Garadziva Chigamba - Session 3
  • Canceled: Inter. Marimba, Shanda, by Garadziva Chigamba - Session 6
  • Canceled: Beg. Marimba, Chinyambera, by Garadziva Chigamba - Session 7
  • Canceled: Adv. Marimba, Bembero, by Garadziva Chigamba - Session 8
  • Added: Inter. Marimba, Qongqothwane (The Cockroach-Click Song), by Nathan Beck - Session 6

July 12, 2011 The following workshops have been updated (See Workshop Updates below for complete list.):

  • Canceled: Adv. Beg. Marimba - Nhemamusasa, Michael Breez, Session 8
  • Canceled: Inter. Marimba - History, Michael Breez, Session 6
  • Canceled: Inter. Marimba - Leopard finds a new home, Michael Breez, Session 4

July 8, 2011 The following workshops have been updated (See Workshop Updates below for complete list.):

  • Canceled: Beg. Guitar - Nhemamusasa, Matt Gordon, Session 1
  • Canceled: Inter. Guitar - Nhemamusasa, Matt Gordon, Session 5
  • Moved: Adv. Beg. Guitar, Traditional Zimbabwean Guitar, James Buzuzi, from Session 8 to Session 1.
  • Changed: Mbira Hosho in Session 6 - changed teacher from Martha Thom to Jennifer Kyker Bangoura
  • Added: Inter. Marimba, Chigwaya, Jennifer Kyker Bangoura, Session 1
  • Added: Singing, Ishe Komborera Africa, Jennifer Kyker Bangoura, Session 5

June 30, 2011 The following workshops have been updated(See Workshop Updates below for complete list.):

  • Canceled: Singing - Tsuro regera kudada, Peacheson Nghoshi, Session 6
  • Canceled: Intermediate Mbira (Njari) - Chikende, Jacob Mafuleni, Session 8
  • Canceled: Inter. Marimba - Qungqothwane (The Cockroach-Click song), Nathan Beck, Session 1
  • Moved: Beginning Mbira - Chigwaya, Jacob Mafuleni, Session 6 to Session 8

May 19, 2011 Zimfest 2011 registration is open! The Zimfest 2011 Registration Guide is now available online with complete festival details. This year we have 20 Zimbabwean guests, over 40 teachers, over 150 workshops, concerts, African market, & more! Featuring a diverse set of workshops, please register for more than one, support the teachers, and keep Zimfest growing another 20 years.

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Workshop Updates

Added workshops:

  • Inter. Marimba - Chigwaya, Jennifer Kyker Bangoura, Session 1
  • Singing - Ishe Komborera Africa, Jennifer Kyker Bangoura, Session 5
  • Inter. Marimba, Qongqothwane (The Cockroach-Click Song), by Nathan Beck - Session 6

Canceled workshops:

  • Presentation - The Healing Part of Music and Dance - Chris Berry - Session 1
  • Intermediate Marimba - Sori - Kite Giedraitis - Session 6
  • Intro/Beg. Marimba (Children) - Nhemamusasa - Wanda Walker - Session 7
  • Intermediate Marimba/Teachers - Marimba in the Elementary Classroom - Zimma-Rimba Book 1 - Jeremy Phillips - Session 6
  • Dance - Khalanga Dance - Lucky Moyo - Session 3
  • Intermediate Drumming - Cathamela - Godfrey Mambira - Session 7
  • Advanced Mbira - Mucheka - Jacob Mafuleni -Session 1
  • Hosho - Khalanga Hosho - Lucky Moyo - Session 8
  • Beg. Mbira - Chipindura - Peacheson Ngoshi -Session 3
  • Games - Zimbabwean Children's Games and Stories - Tonderai Ndava -Session 3
  • Presentation (Teachers) - Music Teaching Using Zimbabwean Micro Activities - Tendai Muparutsa -Session 1
  • Advanced Teens Marimba - Zvichapera/Flight - Eric Miller -Session 8
  • Children's Games/Songs - Damba Nepwere (Playing with Children) -Tendai Muparutsa -Session 6
  • Dance - Dinhe Dance -Martha Thom -Session 1
  • Presentation - How to form a Marimba Band - Amy Stewart McIntosh - Session 8
  • Intro/Beg. Marimba (Teachers) - Nhemamusasa - Wanda Walker -Session 2
  • Intermediate Hosho - dzeMhande - Trymore Jombo -Session 1
  • Intermediate Marimba - Chiradza One and Two - Maria Minnaar-Bailey -Session 5
  • Inter. Marimba - Qungqothwane (The Cockroach-Click song), Nathan Beck, Session 1
  • Beg. Guitar - Nhemamusasa, Matt Gordon, Session 1
  • Inter. Marimba, Jambanja, by Garadziva Chigamba - Session 3
  • Inter. Marimba - Leopard finds a new home, Michael Breez, Session 4
  • Inter. Guitar - Nhemamusasa, Matt Gordon, Session 5
  • Inter. Marimba, Shanda, by Garadziva Chigamba - Session 6
  • Singing - Tsuro regera kudada, Peacheson Nghoshi, Session 6
  • Inter. Marimba - History, Michael Breez, Session 6
  • Beg. Marimba, Chinyambera, by Garadziva Chigamba - Session 7
  • Intermediate Mbira (Njari) - Chikende, Jacob Mafuleni, Session 8
  • Adv. Beg. Marimba - Nhemamusasa, Michael Breez, Session 8
  • Adv. Marimba, Bembero, by Garadziva Chigamba - Session 8

Moved workshops:

  • Beginning Mbira - Chigwaya, Jacob Mafuleni, from Session 6 to Session 8
  • Adv. Beg. Guitar - Traditional Zimbabwean Guitar, James Buzuzi, from Session 8 to Session 1

Changed workshops:

  • Mbira Hosho in Session 6 - changed teacher from Martha Thom to Jennifer Kyker Bangoura
  • Bangidza Singing, Session 8 - changed teacher from Chris Berry to James Mujuru
  • Intermediate Drumming - Jiti Drumming, Session 5 - changed teacher from Chris Berry to Godfrey Mambira
  • Intermediate Marimba - Kuyaura Kwangu, Session 2 - changed teacher from Chris Berry to Jeff Brahe

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