Good news – the Mbira workshop for 2022 is here! Your teachers Linos Wengara and Tim Lloyd have a lifetime's experience with Zimbabwean traditional music and spiritual culture.
When: Mon 20th - Fri 24th June, 18:30 - 20:30 BST
Where: G51 on the ground floor of SOAS main building
Level: Beginner, but offers progression & deeper insight for intermediates
Mbira, the national instrument of Zimbabwe, is used in Shona spiritual ceremonies to call upon the spirits passed down through generations, through a repertoire of ancient songs. More recently, it has also found its way into popular music.
In this wonderful course, you will:
🇿🇼 learn some of those ancient songs, progressing to add vocals & variations
🇿🇼 study new ways of hearing melodies & polyrhythms
🇿🇼 discuss the spiritual meanings & culture of Mbira music
Original instruments will be available for use or purchase.
Mbira Summer 22
Tim Lloyd, Linos Wengara Magaya