Zimfest 2013

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

Nathan Beck

After Nathan Beck graduated from college and joined Boka Marimba in Portland, Oregon, he was taken by the sounds of Zimbabwean music and subsequently spent 18 months traveling and learning the mbira tradition in Zimbabwe. Some of his teachers include Tute Chigamba, Garadziva Chigamba, Garikayi Tirikoti,Wiri Chigonga, Cosmas Magaya, Musekiwa Chingodza, and Forward Kwenda. Nathan is still playing with Boka Marimba and has added Njuzu Mbira and LovenessWesa & the Bantus to his list of performing groups. He spends his days as a math teacher in the Beaverton School District.

Name Sessions Enrollment
Siponono
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Advanced Beginner
Session 2 (Fri 1:00 PM) 12/12 students
Umlatheni
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Advanced Beginner
Session 5 (Sat 1:00 PM) 8/8 students
Qongqothwane (The "Click Song")
Marimba: Any age; Advanced Beginner
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 8/8 students
Nathan Beck