Public Performances 2002
Special Double Concert: Saturday, December 7, 2002
Silent Auction Benefit gig for
"Georgena's Journey: A Community Confronts MS."
Time: Dancing Trees plays from 4:30 - 6PM.
Julia Tsitsi Chigamba and her Chinyakare Ensemble
Dancing Trees Marimba Band
Time: 7:30-11PM. (Doors open 7:15PM).
True to its name, "deep traditional," the Chinyakare Ensemble represents traditional music and dance from Shona, Ndebele, and other tribal groups from around Zimbabwe. Some of the main instruments the Chinyakare Ensemble plays are mbira (thumb piano), hosho (shakers), ngoma (drums), marimbas (wooden xylophones), chipendani (mouth bow), among others. The Ensemble performances feature the complex weaving of all of these instruments into beautiful melodies and polyrhythms that are still performed regularly at spiritual ceremonies throughout Zimbabwe. Under the direction of Julia, the Ensemble boasts a collection of diverse and experienced musicians from both Africa and the United States.
Proceeds of this event will benefit Tawanda muChinyakare (see www.chinyakare.org), a network of musicians, artists, teachers, and community organizers that was created for the purpose of weaving ancestral wisdom and creative expression with contemporary education and community work through the medium of African music and dance. Tawanda muChinyakare teaches classes to youth and adults that explore not only music, song, and dance, but also African culture and history. In addition, members spent this past summer working on developing a cultural center in Hatfield, Zimbabwe. This cultural center is designed to be a place where master musicians and dancers from Zimbabwe and beyond, will teach and inspire both Zimbabwean and foreigners from abroad.
More to come - Stay tuned
Time: TBD PM
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Previous Performances in 2002
Saturday, April 21st - Earth Day Celebration - City Repair Project
Sunday, Jun. 16th -- PRIDE 2002 Waterfront Park -- Main Stage
Sunday, June 30th - Tryon Creek State Park Music Concert Series
Sunday, August 11th - Fernhill Park
Saturday, Aug. 31st - Art in the Pearl 2002
Sunday, November 17 - Mount St. Joseph's Senior Care Center
Previous Performances in 2001
Saturday, April 21st - Multnomah County Library North Branch
Saturday, April 21st - Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 29th - Beaverton Library
Saturday, May 5th - Benefit for Zimbabwean Charity
Fri, May 25th -- Opening Eastside Esplanade
Sunday, Jun. 17th -- PRIDE 2001
Sunday, June 24th - Tryon Creek State Park Music Concert Series
Friday, Aug. 3rd -- Eastside Esplanade
Saturday, Aug. 4th -- Wilsonville Celebration Park Place
Saturday, Aug. 18th -- Lents Founders Day
Sunday, Aug 26th -- Oregon Symphony in the Park Kenton
Saturday, Sep. 1st -- YWCA Fun Run / Walk
Monday, Sep. 3rd -- Art in the Pearl Pearl District
Sat, Sep. 8th -- PDC / Rosemont Commons
Previous Performances in 2000
This page last updated November 25, 2002