Zimfest 2013

June 27-30 — Pacific Lutheran University — Tacoma, WA

Ashley Crutchfield

Ashley first heard Ambuya Beauler Dyoko sing at a concert in Boulder in 1999 and was blown away! She has been learning Beaular's singing to standard mbira tunes ever since. She has studied mbira with Cosmas Magaya and marimba with Randy McIntosh. She teaches marimba and singing @ Kutandara Center in Boulder. She enjoys singing the songs of other Zimbabwean female master mbira/vocalists such as Stella Chiweshe, Benita Tarupiwa and Chiwaniso.

She has performed with Musangano, Rugare, Zivanai's 'Dutu Storm' CD release, Kutandara, the Low Flying Knobs, Zimbira, Pungwe, Cosmas/Tendai/Catherine @ Colorado College, MahombeKombe, West Ave Crew and the Boulder Bike Underpass Choir. She enjoys composing jazz and Afropop tunes with Shona lyrics.

Name Sessions Enrollment
Taireva Singing
Singing: Teens, Adults; Intermediate
Session 2 (Fri 1:00 PM) 2/30 students
Ashley Crutchfield