Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: July 24-27, 2014

 

23rd Annual Celebration of Zimbabwean Music and Dance, Tacoma WA, July 24-27

 

The festival offers three days of workshops on diverse aspects of Zimbabwean culture, free afternoon concerts, an African Marketplace and ticketed evening concerts.

 

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Tacoma, Washington, May 29, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The 23rd Annual Zimbabwean Music Festival will be held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, on July 24-27, 2014. This “everyone-can-participate” festival offers three days of workshops on diverse aspects of Zimbabwean culture, free afternoon concerts, an African Marketplace and ticketed evening concerts.
 
On opening night, July 24, internationally acclaimed Afro-fusion sensation Mokoomba, led by talented vocalist Mathias Muzaza, draws on traditional Tonga music while embracing the diverse music cultures of southern Africa. Enjoy
Mokoomba in performance: Mokoomba will perform at 9 PM following the free Zimfest Opening Ceremony. Those purchasing Mokoomba tickets only may buy through
Brown Paper tickets.  
 
July 25-27 featured Zimbabwean performers will include Afro Jazz artist Selmor Mtukudzi, Master mbira players Cosmas Magaya and Musekiwa Chingodza, Julia Chigamba and Chinyakare Dance Troupe, and Loveness Wesa and the Bantus.
 
 
•          Evening concerts start 7:30 pm, July 24-July 27.
•          Afternoon concerts and the Zimfest marketplace open 10 am to 5 pm, July 25-27
•          Purchase concert tickets online when you register for Zimfest workshops and housing at
https://2014.zimfest.org or at the door.

•          Tickets are $20 Mokoomba, $16 all other nights.

 

Valuing education as well as performance, Zimfest attracts Zimbabwean music and culture experts from around the world to teach festival participants. Workshops are available on everything from basic drumming to Ndebele language to traditional Shona mbira and the irresistible, effervescent marimba. Continuing Education clock hours are available for classroom teachers, a sign of Zimfest’s commitment to a long-lasting positive impact on the Pacific Northwest music community.  
 
Visit
https://2014.zimfest.org for information and workshop schedules.


 
 

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Claire Jones

Email: 2014@zimfest.org

Phone: 206 328-4011

 

Zimfest Association

615 18th Ave S, Seattle, Washington, 98144

Web: https://2014.zimfest.org

 

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23rd Annual Celebration of Zimbabwean Music and Dance, Tacoma WA, July 24-27

The 23rd Annual Zimbabwean Music Festival will be held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, on July 24-27, 2014. This “everyone-can-participate” festival offers three days of workshops on diverse aspects of Zimbabwean culture, free afternoon concerts, clock hours for WA State teachers, an African marketplace and ticketed evening concerts. Internationally acclaimed Afro-fusion sensation Mokoomba will perform at 9 PM July 24 following the free Zimfest Opening Ceremony; purchase Mokoomba tickets through Brown Paper tickets. Purchase concert tickets online when you register for Zimfest workshops and housing at https://2014.zimfest.org or at the door.  Tickets are $20 Mokoomba, $16 all other nights. Afternoon concerts and the Zimfest marketplace open 10 am to 5 pm July 25-27; Evening concerts start 7:30 pm. Visit https://2014.zimfest.org for workshop schedules, registration and concert tickets.

 

 

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