Zimfest 2013

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

Erica Azim

Erica Azim was honored to become one of the first Americans invited to study mbira in Zimbabwe in the early 1970s. Since then she has studied and performed with many of Zimbabwe's top mbira masters at venues ranging from Zimbabwean village eremonies to the Kennedy Center inWashington, D.C., the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, and many universities. Erica has recorded three solo CDs and collaborated on nine others. She currently teaches regional mbira workshop groups throughout the United States and internationally. Erica directs the nonprofit organization MBIRA (www.mbira org), which makes field recordings and instruments available to mbira enthusiasts around the world and provides financial support to Zimbabwean mbira players and instrument makers.

Name Sessions Enrollment
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 8/10 students
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 4 (Sat 9:30 AM) 9/10 students
Most Magical Mbavarira
Mbira: Teens, Adults; Advanced
Session 1 (Fri 9:30 AM) 7/10 students
Anyone Can Sing With Mbira (or Marimba)
Mbira, Singing: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 3 (Fri 3:30 PM) 7/20 students
Mbira Singing: Chigwaya
Mbira, Singing: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 8 (Sun 3:30 PM) 6/20 students
Erica Azim