Mbira dzeMuninga to perform at street dance at Bayview Corner
July 19, 2011 · Updated 7:40 AM
Ruzivo and visiting Zimbabwean friends Mbira dzeMuninga will perform a mixture of original compositions and arrangements of traditional and contemporary music from Southern Africa at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at a community street dance at the Bayview Cash Store.
Ruzivo, led by Seattle-based Zimbabwean musician Paul Mataruse, plays high-energy Afropop music inspired by Zimbabwean and South African traditional and contemporary tunes. Ruzivo combines four handcrafted marimbas with bass guitar, trap set and mbira, the traditional instrument from Mataruse’s native Zimbabwe.
Joining Ruzivo onstage will be the critically acclaimed visiting group Mbira dzeMuninga. Sharing their deep and vibrant understanding of Zimbabwean rhythms through mbira, dance, drumming and singing leaves audience members with a richer appreciation of the depth and breath of Zimbabwean traditional music.
The street dance on Wednesday, Aug. 24, will feature South Whidbey Island’s favorite rock band, Western Heroes.
Admission is free. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
Call 321-4145 for more information.