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Mbira: Music of the Spirits of Zimbabwe with Fradreck Mujuru (just arrived from Zimbabwe!) and Erica Azim

Zimbabwean master musician Fradreck Mujuru is joined by Erica Azim in playing the healing music of the mbira, used by the Shona to connect the living with the ancestors for over 1,000 years. Born to the largest extended family of mbira players in Zimbabwe, Mujuru has played mbira since the age of 8, and is now known internationally as an outstanding performer, teacher, and instrument maker, while continuing to play in ceremonies for the ancestors at home. Azim is America's leading proponent of the Shona mbira tradition, who has toured with various Shona mbira masters and taught thousands of Americans to play mbira, as well as founding the non-profit organization MBIRA, which supports the tradition in Zimbabwe.

Watch a video of the performers at http://youtu.be/_wfbdPbNbLo

Learn more about mbira:
The mbira instrument: http://mbira.org/instrument.html
Mbira music: http://mbira.org/mbiramusic.html
Role of mbira in Shona culture: http://mbira.org/shonaculture.html

Learn more about the performers:
Fradreck Mujuru: http://mbira.org/fradreckmujuru.html
Erica Azim: http://mbira.org/ericaazim.html

Tickets are $20 and are available at the link below or at the door the night of the show. Doors open one hour before show time. If you have any questions, or need more information, please call #510-654-3808.