Zimfest 2013

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

Jaiaen Beck

Jaiaen Beck was introduced to Zimbabwean music by Dr. Abraham Dumisani Maraire, and since 1990 she has worked with many teachers studying Shona music, cosmology, and healing traditions. She has taught traditional, contemporary, and original marimba and mbira pieces to people of all ages and has included valuable information about the cultural background. In 1993 she began AncientWays, a charitable nonprofit organization intended to preserve traditional ways of indigenous people. As cofounder of Nhimbe for Progress in 1999 and Jangano in 2005, two separate rural community development projects, Jaiaen has provided a link for people to connect with and offer humanitarian aid to rural Zimbabwe.

Name Sessions Enrollment
Beginner Nhemamusasa
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Advanced Beginner
Session 1 (Fri 9:30 AM) 9/9 students
Hosho 101
Hosho: Any age; Introductory/Beginner
Session 3 (Fri 3:30 PM) 13/25 students
Mudiwa Wangu
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Intermediate
Session 2 (Fri 1:00 PM) 9/9 students
Healing Approaches from Zimbabwe
Presentations: Any age; Any skill level
Session 5 (Sat 1:00 PM) 10/100 students
Kgopotso Means Remembrance
Marimba, Drumming, Hosho: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 6 (Sat 3:30 PM) 10/10 students
Zimbabwean Family Life - Insights and Comparisons
Presentations: Any age; Any skill level
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 10/100 students
Jaiaen Beck