Mbira Workshop – Concession
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
For futher information about the course, please contact Georgie Pope, SOAS Music Outreach Coordinator, on email@example.com