Category Archives: Zimbabwean Music

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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Reminder: African Music at the Royal Room Sept 13

Two great acts: Jimu Makurumbandi and Eckaman & Super Mokako
September 13: 9:00 – 12:00 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Jimu Makurumbandi plays Mbira and Kora 9:00 pm
Hailing from Zimbabwe, Jimu Makurumbandi is a multi-talented instrumentalist, vocalist, dancer and choreographer with boundless energy onstage. An accomplished mbira and marimba player, Jimu encountered the West African kora in Scandinavia, and brings a Shona mbira sensibility to the instrument. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc7vH5-SmB8
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Eckaman & Super Mokako 10:15 pm
Vocalist extraordinaire Eckaman and Super Mokako perform Congolese soukous music and original Afro-funk. If you haven’t heard them, you’re in for a real treat; the group regularly has everyone on their feet!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxf7iWDA2IU

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September 13 African Music Nite at The Royal Room

Two great acts: Jimu Makurumbandi and Eckaman & Super Mokako
September 13: 9:00 – 12:00 at The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S

Jimu Makurumbandi plays Mbira and Kora 9:00 pm
Hailing from Zimbabwe, Jimu Makurumbandi is a multi-talented instrumentalist, vocalist, dancer and choreographer with boundless energy onstage. An accomplished mbira and marimba player, Jimu encountered the West African kora in Scandinavia, and brings a Shona mbira sensibility to the instrument. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc7vH5-SmB8

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Eckaman & Super Mokako 10:15 pm
Vocalist extraordinaire Eckaman and Super Mokako perform Congolese soukous music and original Afro-funk. If you haven’t heard them, you’re in for a real treat; the group regularly has everyone on their feet!

SUGGESTED DONATION $5-15
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Sensational Afro-Fusion Band MOKOOMBA July 24

Serious fans of African popular music will not want to miss this band! – Claire

Zimfest Opening Night JULY 24 with MOKOOMBA
WHERE:
University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Hall – Tacoma
WHEN: 9:00 – 10:30 PM
TICKETS: $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Purchase stand-alone MOKOOMBA tickets from Brown Paper Tickets . Purchase tickets for MOKOOMBA and other Zimfest concerts and workshops: https://2014.zimfest.org/
DIRECTIONS: https://2014.zimfest.org/getting-to-zimfest/ Scroll down to “Music Building/Schneebeck (west side of UPS campus)”

Music from the cultural melting pot of Victoria Falls.

MOKOOMBA is on their first visit to North America this summer after making a name for themselves in Europe and Australia. The band of six young men hails from Victoria Falls, home to the Tonga people, and combines traditional and modern instruments with a rich blend of rhythms. Their vibrant sound, largely originating from spectacular lead vocalist Mathias Muzaza, draws on traditional Tonga music, and also embraces the diverse music cultures of southern Africa.

mokoomba-rising-tide-webReviews of MOKOOMBA’S latest CD, Rising Tide:
“Mokoomba is quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory. The sheer density of ideas in this session is impressive, but it never feels like the musicians are merely checking off stylistic boxes. This is an A+ international debut… In all, Mokoomba, riding their own rising tide, are the best news we have heard out of Zimbabwe in years.” (Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide, USA, August 2012)

Enjoy this video clip of Mokoomba in performance in Belgium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivakk2MPw0U&feature=relm

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Zimbabwean Dance Party June 12

If this show gets a positive response, The Triple Door will host Zimbabwean marimba music monthly upstairs in the Musicquarium! – Claire

Zimbabwean Dance Party
June 12, 9:00PM start time
Three Bands!

Anzanga Marimba
myspace.com/anzanga


Ruzivo Marimba

ruzivomusic.com/
www.facebook.com/ruzivomusic

Ruzivo

Yaamba Marimba
www.facebook.com/pages/YAAMBA/295092618256

Triple Door Musicquarium (upstairs)
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
No Cover!

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Sensational Afro-Fusion Band MOKOOMBA July 24

Serious Afropop fans will not want to miss this band – voted Songlines magazine’s top newcomer in 2013 – Claire

Zimfest Opening Night JULY 24 with MOKOOMBA
WHERE:
University of Puget Sound Schneebeck Hall – Tacoma
WHEN: 9:00 – 10:30 PM
TICKETS: $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Purchase stand-alone MOKOOMBA tickets from Brown Paper Tickets . Purchase tickets for MOKOOMBA and other Zimfest concerts and workshops: https://2014.zimfest.org/
DIRECTIONS: https://2014.zimfest.org/getting-to-zimfest/ Scroll down to “Music Building/Schneebeck (west side of UPS campus)”

Music from the cultural melting pot of Victoria Falls.

MOKOOMBA will be making their first visit to North America this summer after making a name for themselves in Europe and Australia. The band of six young men hails from Victoria Falls, home to the Tonga people, and combines traditional and modern instruments with a rich blend of rhythms. Their vibrant sound, largely originating from spectacular lead vocalist Mathias Muzaza, draws on traditional Tonga music, and also embraces the diverse music cultures of southern Africa.

mokoomba-rising-tide-webReviews of MOKOOMBA’S latest CD, Rising Tide:
“Mokoomba is quite simply the most impressive band Zimbabwe has produced in recent memory. The sheer density of ideas in this session is impressive, but it never feels like the musicians are merely checking off stylistic boxes. This is an A+ international debut… In all, Mokoomba, riding their own rising tide, are the best news we have heard out of Zimbabwe in years.” (Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide, USA, August 2012)
“I’ve seen the future of Afrosound and it is called Mokoomba.” (Thorsten Bednarz, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Germany, October 2012)

Enjoy this video clip of Mokoomba in performance in Belgium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivakk2MPw0U&feature=relm