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Confluence Arts Center

A Day of Zimbabwean Music and Dance

Join us for a Day of Zimbabwean Music and Dance, celebrating the culture of Zimbabwe with Napoleon Jambwa and Rujeko Dumutshena. Join us for a Drum and Song Class, Dance Class and an Mbira concert! Drop in or enjoy the whole day.

A Day of Zimbabwean Music and Dance
A Day of Zimbabwean Music and Dance

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2024, 1:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Confluence Arts Center, 20159 Hazelnut Ridge Rd, Scotts Mills, OR 97375, USA

Guests

About the event

Join us for a Day of Zimbabwean Dance and Music, celebrating the culture of Zimbabwe with Napoleon Jambwa and Rujeko Dumutshena.  Enjoy an afternoon of dance and music classes, or drop into either. Stay for an Mbira concert with master musician Napoleon Jambwa, and enjoy some Domaine Margelle or Stonewall Vineyards wine and snacks.

Schedule: 

1:30-3pm | Drum and Song class w/ Napoleon 

Learn traditional Zimbabwean songs and rhythms. Bring a hand drum of any kind, no previous experience with Zimbabwean music required. Beginners welcome! 

3:15-4:45 | Dance with Rujeko 

Come connect with the soul filling movements of Zimbabwean dance! All levels welcome.

5:30pm | Mbira Concert w/ Napolean

Enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of the Mbira from master musician Napoleon Jambwa in our sweet barn setting. Domaine Margelle or Stonewall Vineyards wine and snacks will be available. 

Artist Bios:

Rujeko Dumbutshena(Zimbabwe/US)  Rujeko is a Zimbabwean born dancer, teacher, cultural arts community organizer, and performing artist of what she terms her Pan-African dance practices. She received her MFA from the University of New Mexico, and is Assistant Professor of African Dance at the University of Florida. She conducts community based participatory research to promote sustainable development projects through cultural arts production. Her creative research black power lines rites develops collaborative performances as ritual spaces for black women’s artistic expressions and embodiments of liberation.

https://www.facebook.com/RujekoArtist/

https://www.instagram.com/dumbutshena/

Napolean Jambwa

I was born and bred in the high density suburb of Highfield in Harare. I grew up in a family with a mbira background because my father was a mbira player, and was taught my first song ("Karigamombe") by my father while sitting on his lap at the age of five years. Then I taught myself how to play marimba, ngoma, hosho etc. I have added modern instruments to my resumé as well. I do dancing from African to Western dances. I'm still a student of music and dance but am willing to pass whatever knowledge I've gotten this far to the next generation. The sky is the limit!

Facebook: kudzie Jambwa 

YouTube: Napoleon Jambwa 

Instagram: @napoleon_jambwa

Tickets

  • Drum and Song Class

    From $15.00 to $30.00
    • $20.00
      +$0.50 service fee
    • $15.00
      +$0.38 service fee
    • $30.00
      +$0.75 service fee
    • Dance Class w/ Rujeko

      From $15.00 to $30.00
      • $20.00
        +$0.50 service fee
      • $15.00
        +$0.38 service fee
      • $30.00
        +$0.75 service fee
      • Mbira Concert w/ Napoleon

        From $15.00 to $25.00
        • $15.00
          +$0.38 service fee
        • $25.00
          +$0.63 service fee

        Total

        $0.00

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