Rochester Fringe Festival: Hungwe, Mbira Music of Zimbabwe

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Date(s) - 09/22/2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hatch Recital Hall


Hungwe presents the sacred spirit music of the Zimbabwean mbira dzavadzimu. Born into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwean mbira master Musekiwa Chingodza began playing at age five. Chingodza and Eastman faculty Jennifer Kyker have performed together since 1995, and they are joined in this performance by vocalist/percussionist Memory Makuri. “Our music is both medicine and food, as mbira has the power to heal and to provide for people,” says Musekiwa. “Mbira pleases both the living and the dead.”

$10. Tickets are available ahead of time through the Fringe site and then at the door on the day of the concert.

The University of Rochester is a founding partner of the annual Rochester Fringe Festival. 

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