Zimfest 2013

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

Martha Thom

Martha Thom is an impeccably skilled traditional dancer, hosho player, and singer. Her energy and skill are hard to match. She began performing in her primary level of school and continued to dance in school performing groups through 1992, when she joined Shingayi Traditional Dance Group in Harare. Martha has taught student groups and private lessons at the College of Music. She joined Chiwoniso and Vibe Culture in 2003 and toured Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Djibouti. Martha has been performing with Sweet Calabash in Harare for the past three years. She graced the stage last year as a member of Mbira DzeMuninga.

Name Sessions Enrollment
Dancing with Mbira
Dance: Teens, Adults; Any skill level
Session 5 (Sat 1:00 PM) 12/12 students
Muchongoyo Dance
Dance: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 6/12 students
Hosho for Mbira Music
Hosho: Teens, Adults; Introductory/Beginner
Session 8 (Sun 3:30 PM) 8/15 students
Dancing with Marimba
Dance: Teens, Adults; Any skill level
Session 6 (Sat 3:30 PM) 12/12 students
Martha Thom