Category Archives: Zimbabwean Music

Zimbabwe Dance Party Fund-Raiser 3/27

Dear Friends,
The Zimbabwe Dance Party at the Triple Door Musiquarium March 27 has been turned into a benefit to aid Mozambican and Zimbabwean communities affected by Cyclone Idai.

WHEN: March 27, 5:00 to 8:00 PM
WHERE: Triple Door Musicquarium (upstairs)
216 Union Street, Seattle WA 98101
WHO: Three great marimba bands!
YAAMBA – 5:15-5:45 PM
Zambuko – 6:00-6:45 See sampler at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt9-O5lVFEg
Vawachi II – 7:00-7:45 On Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZRNm242x1w
7:45 – 8:00 PM – Mystery encore!

All three bands will be donating their proceeds towards cyclone relief efforts. If you would like to contribute as well, members of Health Alliance International (HAI) will be on hand.

HAI, a nonprofit that provides support and solidarity to third world government partners to strengthen primary health care, is one of nine centers in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. HAI has worked for 32 years in Mozambique, and will be collecting donations and helping identify how to best use all funds raised in partnership with local health authorities:
https://healthallianceinternational.org/cyclone-idai/
Marimbas with Drums

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Zimbabwe Dance Party at Triple Door March 27

If you love to dance to  Zimbabwean-style marimba, this is for you! FREE!

WHEN: March 27, 5:00 to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Triple Door Musicquarium (upstairs)
216 Union Street, Seattle WA 98101

WHO: Three great bands!
YAAMBA
Zambuko – check them out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt9-O5lVFEg
Vawachi II – Watch live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZRNm242x1w

Marimbas with Drums

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African Music at Cultural Crossroads March 9

If you are a fan of music and dance from around the world, check out the Cultural Crossroads Festival at Crossroads Bellevue, March 8-10 – All performances are free!
The festival, produced by Crossroads Bellevue and VL Cultural Productions, features some of the area’s best ethnic entertainment on two stages, an international bazaar, and exhibits.
Crossroads Bellevue: 15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, Washington 98008. www.crossroadsbellevue.com
See complete schedule on Facebook

African Music on the schedule March 9:
Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble 1:30 – 2:15 PM
Ancestral sounds of the mbira from Zimbabwe

Mahonyera at Ballard Farmers Market

Kouyate Arts Performance Company 7:00 – 8:45 PM
West African Drumming, Dance & Song

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MOKOOMBA at Tractor Tavern June 8

ZIMBABWE’S HARDEST WORKING BAND RETURNS TO THE US IN JUNE
Mokoomba will bring their irresistible mix of African pop and traditional sounds back to their North American fans in a five-week tour starting June 1. Hailing from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Mokoomba is one of Africa’s most exciting live bands, dazzling audiences worldwide with three albums and knockout live shows propelled by a potent blend of traditional Tonga and Luvale rhythms laced with funk, soul, soukous and other pan-African sounds.
Listen to Mokoomba On Soundcloud

Mokoomba in Seattle at the Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107
Date and Time: June 8, 2018, 9:00 PM
Doors Open: 8:00 PM
Opening: The Unsinkable Heavies
Admission: $20, Ages 21+ only
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Zimbabwean Dance Party, June 10 in the Musicquarium

Hi all,
Join us at the Triple Door and dance to Zimbabwean marimba!
It isn’t often we get to hear marimba ensembles in night clubs. NOW is the time, and the Triple Door is the place. So come on down and bring your dancing shoes!

What: Zimbabwean Dance Party
When: Saturday, June 10, 9-11:45 PM
Where: Upstairs in the Musicquarium at the Triple Door, downtown Seattle at 3rd and Union www.thetripledoor.net
Who’s performing: Anzanga, Zambuko and Vawachi II marimba ensembles!
Cover: **FREE**

The first group, Vawachi II, featuring veteran performers of Seattle’s marimba scene, will go on at 9 pm. Anzanga Marimba Ensemble, now together more than 20 years, wraps up the evening just before midnight. Happy hour food specials from the Wild Ginger’s kitchen and a full bar as well as a open dance floor awaits. 21 and older please. No cover charge but bring a few $$ for our tip jar, let’s fill this up with LOVE. Marimbas are constantly needing repairs and musicians love to eat and play music.

Anzanga: Traditional and contemporary African marimba music



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Mokoomba in Seattle May 25 and 26

Greetings Afro-Fusion and Zimbabwean music fans!
Mokoomba, the exciting Afro-Fusion band from Zimbabwe, will be performing live in Seattle at the Royal Room May 25, and in an intimate House concert May 26. Hailing from Victoria Falls in the NW corner of Zimbabwe, they are setting dance floors ablaze with their unique mix of traditional Tonga and pan-African music cultures with dashes of Rap, Ska, Soukous and Afro-Cuban music.
They will be performing a mix of material, from their new album Luyanda.
Check out this video!

May 25 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT (doors open 6:30)
Tickets $25 in advance; $30 at the door
Purchase through Eventbrite

MOKOOMBA

May 26 House Concert at a secret Seattle location-to be announced
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
Join us at this intimate meet and greet the artists show! Tickets include gourmet appetizers, wine and beer and a dynamic acoustic show.
Tickets $65 through Eventbrite


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Feb 10 Concert Repurposed

Greetings,
As you know, the originally planned Oliver Mtukudzi concert has been postponed due to “visa constraints.” The concert promoter has decided to press on. Anzanga Marimba Ensemble, Naomi Wachira, and other Seattle artists will now come together for a benefit for immigrant rights at Columbia City Theater at 8 p.m. this Friday, 2/10.
Suggested donation: $20. Proceeds to benefit organizations protecting the rights of immigrants.
Go to Columbia City Theater for info.

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Zimbabwean Dance Party May 6

Zimbabwean Dance Party
Join us at the Triple Door Musicquarium with Anzanga, Zambuko, and the University of Washington Zim Marimba Club. Bring your dancing shoes!

Friday May 6, 8:30 to 11:30
Free! No Cover, but must be 21 or older
The Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge
www.thetripledoor.net
216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Late night Happy Hour at the Musiquarium brings back the joyful sounds of Zimbabwean marimbas. Remember Dumi and the likes of the Bombay Bicycle Club in Pioneer Square and the Bistro in the U-District? It’s time to hear it again, presented by the Triple Door. Musically rooted in traditional Zimbabwean and other styles of African music arranged for marimba, these ensembles perform on marimbas of different sizes and pitch ranges: soprano, tenor, baritone and bass. All three bands will play one blistering set each of high energy Zimbabwean marimba music!

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MISSA LUBA African Mass Nov. 21-22

The Seattle Peace Chorus performs:
The MISSA LUBA – a Congolese Mass with Pan-African Accompaniment
Directed by Fred West
Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 7 p.m.
University Congregational Church – 4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle

Missa Luba
Featuring a diverse range of freedom songs, lullabies and anthems from South Africa and traditional mbira music of the Shona people
With special guests:
* Sid Law – One of the leading experts in the virtuosic Missa Luba tenor solo
* Thione and Gora Diop – Percussionists & master drummers from Senegal
* Kent Stevenson Trio – A heritage of African-American gospel and jazz traditions
* Claire Jones and Vawachi Marimba – One of Seattle’s leading performers of music from Zimbabwe

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2380628 or call 800.838.3006800.838.3006 FREE
Tickets also available from Seattle Peace Chorus members
Questions? Visit http://www.seattlepeacechorus.org or call 206.264.5532206.264.5532
Seattle Peace Chorus
P.O. Box 30152 | Seattle, Washington 98125

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Zimbabwean Dance Party October 13

Zimbabwean Dance Party
Join us at the Triple Door Musicquarium with members of Anzanga, Ruzivo, Vawachi, Zambuko and Yaamba marimba and bring your dancing shoes!

Tuesday, October 13, 8:00-11:00 pm
Free! No Cover, but must be 21 or older
The Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge
www.thetripledoor.net
216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

marimba
It has been a long time since full blown marimba has been heard in Seattle music clubs. Remember Dumi and the likes of the Bombay Bicycle Club in Pioneer Square and the Bistro in the U-District? It’s time to hear it again, NOW at the Triple Door. Musically rooted in traditional Zimbabwean and other styles of African music arranged for marimba, these ensembles perform on marimbas of different sizes and pitch ranges: soprano, tenor, baritone and bass. So come on down to the Triple Door, put your dancin’ shoes on and enjoy the music!

The ticketed show on the Triple Door Main Stage that night is Daby Toure.
And don’t forget Vieux Farke Toure at the Crocodile Friday Oct 9!

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