Art Bites – Africa: Thumbs on Mbira. ASHGROVE WORKHOP BOOKED OUT! Spaces still available for Chermside!
26 Apr 2015 | Sunday 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Brisbane City Council’s Art Bites – Africa is a programme of free arts workshops designed for all Brisbane residents to explore the traditions of the African continent and discover their creative abilities. Learn West African drumming, create delicious Eritrean meals or shake your hips to the wild dance of The Congo. These workshops are for everyone. Grab a friend or make new ones while discovering the colourful nations of Africa!
THUMBS ON MBIRA
Learn an ancient African song and rhythm on the Nyunga-Nyunga’s thumb piano and Hosho rattle shakers, both traditional Zimbabwean instruments. The song repertoire is among the oldest in Africa and speaks of ancient teachings and folk tales, yet simply made from entirely recycled materials.
Facilitator – TICHAWONA NOBLE MASHAWA
Tichawona is an imaginative and captivating musician from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. His music embraces the traditions of Mbira and Nyunga-Nyunga (thumb piano) music as well as the intense dance groove of contemporary Africa. The Nyunga-Nyunga is a symbol of cultural history and represents a sense of identity and purpose to the people of Zimbabwe, particularly those of the Shona tribe. Tichawona enjoys sharing poetry, stories and life lessons through Nyunga-Nyunga music.
Presented by Brisbane City Council
Produced by BEMAC
|Dates:||Sunday 26 April|
|Time:||2:00pm to 4:00pm|
|Tickets:||Free Event. Bookings Required.|
|Address:||Uniting Church Cnr Waterworks &Glory St. Ashgrove|