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    Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center presents De Solution Band and Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba

    Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center presents De Solution Band and Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba

    Fri, June 23, 2017

    5:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

    $10 at the door

    This event is all ages

    Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center presents De Solution Band and Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba
    In Zimbabwe, everyone dances to the spirited rhythms of traditional music! Jenaguru, a 10-member marimba band, draws on the influence of traditional Zimbabwean mbira music to create jubilant dance music on marimbas. From the playful song Kamba to the hauntingly beautiful Todzungaira, the complex melodies and rhythms of the marimbas, vocals, and the strong pulse of the hosho and drums stir and inspire the audience.

    Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba, a performing ensemble of Kutsinhira, has performed throughout Oregon, including Eugene's First Night, the Eugene Celebration, Saturday Market, the Bach Festival, the Zimbabwean Music Festival, public schools, and for many community events and private celebrations.

    De Solution Band plays world music influenced by their Zimbabwean roots and their love of African, reggae and soulful dance sounds. Mbiras, percussion, voices, and guitars blended together to make this music irresistible. The bits within the music makes you jump up and wanna dance. De Solution sings in Shona and English and has performed in clubs, festivals, and private parties around Oregon.

    This exciting evening of world music is hosted by Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to studying and sharing the music of Zimbabwe. Kutsinhira was founded in 1990 to continue the work of Dr. Dumisani (Dumi) Maraire, a Shona master musician. Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center is located on the Village School campus and offers Zimbabwean music classes to all ages and stages.
    Venue Information:
    Whirled Pies
    199 W. 8th
    Eugene, OR, 97401