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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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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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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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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

Zimbabwean Mbira Player at UW Nov 1

November 1st – an evening w/ Patience Chaitezvi!
5:00 – 7:30 pm
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Theatre
(in the University District)
3940 Brooklyn Ave. NE (on the corner of Brooklyn Ave. and NE 39th St.)

5:00 Dance/Singing workshop
6:15 Lecture/Demonstration
If you are planning on only attending the Lecture portion of the event
please arrive no later than 6:00 pm.
This event is free and open to the public hosted by the Zimbabwean Music Club at the University of Washington. (zimclub.wordpress.com)

Patience Chaitezvi

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Zimbabwe Night at The Royal Room August 4

Sunday August 4, 7:30pm: Zimbabwean Music Nite with Jacob and Martha and Ruzivo
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

Talented multi-instrumentalist Jacob Mafuleni and dancer/vocalist Martha Thom are on a US tour. They join forces with the local marimba-Afropop band Ruzivo to present traditional and contemporary sounds of Zimbabwe. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ruzivo

Jacob and Martha

Jacob and Martha

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Zimbabwean Music Festival at PLU June 27-30

Hi all,
There’s lots of great music and dance at the annual Zimbabwean Music festival, being held this year on the Pacific Lutheran University campus in Tacoma. Come on down for a day or rent a dorm room and stay overnight! – Claire

Location: Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue S., Tacoma WA
Dates: June 27-30, 2013
Featured Zimbabwean Performers: Master Mbira player Cosmas Magaya, multi-instrumentalist Jacob Mafuleni and dancer Martha Thom from Zimbabwe; dancer/vocalist Lucky Moyo; Paul Mataruse and Ruzivo; Kurai Mubaiwa; Nhapitapi Mbira Group (Toronto).

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The Zimbabwean Music Festival is the largest annual celebration of Zimbabwean music and culture in North America. The festival offers more than 100 workshops on Zimbabwean music, dance and culture, many of them for children and teens. Activities include 12 hours of free daily concerts, an African Marketplace, a Friday Night dinner cabaret and ticketed evening concerts. Zimfest features musicians and teachers from Zimbabwe, Zimbabwean musicians living in the United States and Canada and a dynamic group of North American performers and musicians. Concert tickets available at the door; music starts 8:15pm on Friday night, 7:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Visit http://2013.zimfest.org for more information.

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