Mavambo eNgoma, Rooted in Music

Mavambo eNgoma, Rooted in Music

Explore the intersection between classical music and Zimbabwean musical culture.
The Chinyakare Ensemble and San Francisco Symphony come together in a program that celebrates music as the root of family, community, and the world. CURRENTS: Mavambo eNgoma, Rooted in Music is a joyous message of love for the universal language of music that bridges us all.

Chinyakare Ensemble, curator

TRADITIONAL (arr. Chigamba Family): ‘Mbavarira’
Chinyakare Ensemble
 Julia Chigamba, dancer/vocalist
 Kanukai Chigamba, dancer/vocalist
 Augustine Basa, tenor marimba/vocalist
 Gerald Basa, soprano marimba/vocalist
 Moeketsi Gibe, hosho/vocalist
 Russ Landers, baritone marimba

TRADITIONAL (arr. Chigamba Family, Ljova Zhurbin, and Russ Landers): ‘Kura Uone’
Chinyakare Ensemble
Julia Chigamba, dancer/vocalist
Kanukai Chigamba, dancer/vocalist
Augustine Basa, ngoma/vocalist/dancer
Gerald Basa, hosho/vocalist/dancer
Moeketsi Gibe, makwa/vocalist/dancer
Russ Landers, ngoma
Stan Muncy, hosho
David Goldblatt, cello
Douglas Rioth, harp

TRADITIONAL (arr. Chigamba Family, Ljova Zhurbin, and Russ Landers): ‘Kunatsa Muroyi’ and ‘Dzimba Mbiri Chete’  
Chinyakare Ensemble
Julia Chigamba, hosho/vocalist
 Kanukai Chigamba, makwa/vocalist
 Augusten Basa, ngoma/vocalist
 Gerald Basa, hosho/vocalist
 Moeketsi Gibe, ngoma/vocalist
 Russ Landers, soprano marimba
Mark Almond · Bruce Roberts, horns
Katie Kadarauch · Matthew Young, violas
Jill Rachuy Brindel · Carolyn McIntosh, cello
Chris Gilbert, double bass

Frank Zamacona, director
Kara Lancaster, editor
Luke Kritzeck, lighting/set designer

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Mavambo eNgoma, Rooted in Music

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