Zimfest 2013

June 27-30 β€” Pacific Lutheran University β€” Tacoma, WA

Jona Masiya

Jona Masiya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Africa University and a Master of Music Education from Shenandoah University, Winchester VA. He is currently studying for an Ethnomusicology PhD. Jona is a distinguished teacher and player of the Djembe, Ngoma and Mbira. He taught Mbira, Marimba and Music theory in Zimbabwean high schools and at Masvingo Teachers' college. Jona taught World Music and led an African Ensemble at Shenandoah University, and now performs and teaches drumming privately in Virginia. His works can be accessed at www.mawuyadrummers.com. Jona has been featured on a radio interview with Studio Seven VOA discussing his works as a Zimbabwean artist living in America. Currently, Jona is a Special education teacher at Grafton Integrated Health Network. In 2004, he recorded an Mbira album in Zimbabwe, his home country. He has performed at numerous public concerts including as a guest musician at the ZimHealth launch ceremony and as guest drummer at the Embassy of Chad (DC tourism week). He is featured in the official visitor's guide for Frederick County and Winchester City 2011-2012. Jona hosts an African drum circle at the Shenandoah Arts Council in Winchester, Virginia, the third Friday of every month. Jona grew up within a drumming family and likes to describe the drum as his favorite β€œtoy.”

Name Sessions Enrollment
Children's Zimbabwean Drumming
Children, Drumming: Children; Introductory/Beginner
Session 2 (Fri 1:00 PM) 14/17 students
Intro to Zimbabwean Drumming
Drumming: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 8 (Sun 3:30 PM) 11/20 students
Jona Masiya