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Zimbabwean music brings dancers to the street

It’s time to get in the street and dance to the music of Ruzivo from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Bayview Cash Store.  - Photo courtesy of Marian Myszkowski
It’s time to get in the street and dance to the music of Ruzivo from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Bayview Cash Store.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Marian Myszkowski

It’s time to get in the street and dance to the music of Ruzivo from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Bayview Cash Store. Organized by Goosefoot, a nonprofit organization, these community street dances showcase Whidbey musicians.

Ruzivo, derived from the Shona word meaning “wisdom,” formed in 2004 and has grown over the years under the direction of Paul Mataruse, master marimba player from Zimbabwe. Ruzivo plays a mix of Zimbabwean traditional music and compositions from Mataruse and other band members inspired by the AfroPop sounds from Mataruse’s native country.

Admission is free, with a charge for food and beverages. Bayview Cash Store is located at 5603 Bayview Road. Call 321-4145 for details.

 

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