Festival Updates (News) (Workshops)

News

July 30, 2012 — New Workshops added

  • Presentation: Classroom or Audience Rhythm Play with Jaiaen Beck in Session 4. Click here for more information.
  • Mbira: Huya Ndikunyepe with Jacob Mafuleni in Session 5. Click here for more information.
  • Mbira: Chamutengure with Ndiwe Wandinoda Singing with Musekiwa Chingodza in Session 6. Click here for more information.
  • Mbira: Dzoka Kumusha with Kurai Blessing Mubaiwa in Session 6. Click here for more information.
  • Marimba: Snodia with Kurai Blessing Mubaiwa in Session 8. Click here for more information.

July 30, 2012 — Cancelled Workshops

  • Session 1, Hosho, Hosho Basics
  • Session 4, Presentation Tech Support for Marimba and Mbira
  • Session 2, Singing, Get Inside Southern African Dance Songs
  • Session 1, Children's Marimba, Major/Minor Marimba Jam
  • Session 2 & 6, Mbira, Intensive: Manhanga Kutapira
  • Session 6, Mbira, Tomutenda Mambo
  • Session 3, Hambura Makaka
  • Session 5, Adv. Mbira, Atuka Mhondoro

July 30, 2012 — University of Idaho Credit -- Idaho music teachers may enroll as non-degree seeking students at the UI for 1 credit hour of professional development. Information and course syllabus will be at the Zimfest registration desk at the LLC. You must enroll prior to August 5. A link to the non-degree seeking student information page is here: http://www.uidaho.edu/admissions/nondegree-students-admission-requirements/. Click on Apply Online and set up an account. Once you have your account set up, you can enroll in MUST 505. The course number (CRN) is 82506.

July 30, 2012 — Selling CD of Your Performances - If you are an afternoon or evening performer at Zimfest, you have an opportunity to bring your CDs to the Zimfest Marketplace Table for selling. They will also be sold at the evening concerts. We will be asking for groups to take turns volunteering for this service. More information to come.

July 30, 2012 — RV Parking -- RV Parking is available for Zimfest 2012 Participants! Click here for more information.

July 20, 2012 — New Workshop added -- Bad Romance with Eric Miller in Session 1. Click here for more information.

July 19, 2012 — Teacher Clock-hours Approved -- Professors at the University of Idaho have arranged for classroom teachers registered for Zimfest to be able to obtain professional development credit. More details soon...

July 18, 2012WiFi Access available -- University of Idaho ResNet and ITS will be providing wireless access to all dorm rooms. Detail will be provided on-site at registrations.

July 17, 2012New Workshop added -- A Marimba Piece Called Mbira with Gary Spalter in Session 5. Click here for more information.

July 11, 2012Zimbabwean Dinner registration is now OPEN. Pricing has been set at $15 for Adults (12 and up), $8 for Children (4-11), Free for Children (0-3). Please register in the Housing and Dinning sections of your participant overview page.

July 9, 2012Housing Update! The room offerings have been updated and expanded to reflect changes from the University on availability and pricing. Please see the Housing Update page for more information.

July 6, 2012Workshop added: Beyond Mbira Tuning: Fixing Mbiras. This will be taught by Leonard Chiyanike (more)

July 6, 2012 — What's on YOUR mind? Provide feedback about past, current and future Zimfests on the Survey page.

June 21, 2012 — Presentation workshop price reduced to $7 per hour for all presentations!

June 15, 2012Workshops added with Trymore Jombo and John Mambira:

  • Introductory/Beginner Hosho, Mhande Style, Trymore Jombo, Session 3
  • All Levels Dance, Vasikana Vanegumi, Trymore Jombo, Session 4
  • Advanced Beginner Dance, Cathamela Dance, Trymore Jombo, Session 7
  • Introductory/Beginner Mbira, Bhuka Teynde, Trymore Jombo, Session 8
  • Advanced Marimba, Tondobayana, John Mambira, Session 2
  • Intermediate Dance, Isitshikitsha Dance , John Mambira, Session 3
  • Intermediate Dance, Marabi Jive Dance, John Mambira, Session 4
  • Advanced Beginner Dance, Amabhiza Dance, John Mambira, Session 5
  • Any Level Singing, Choral Singing - Ngeke Ngiye, John Mambira, Session 7
  • Advanced Beginner Drumming, Jiti Drumming, John Mambira, Session 8

June 9, 2012 — 2012 Zimfest Registration is Open!.

May 11, 2012 — 2012 Zimfest Art Contest Winner is Lina Zhao. Click here to see the full size poster.

April 1, 2012Zimfest 2012 Brochure is now available or download from here.

March 17, 2012 — Thank you to everyone who has applied to teach and perform at Zimfest. The application process is officially closed. All teachers and performers will be notified of their schedule soon. We wish you all a happy Zimfest 2012!

February 22, 2012 — Zimfest 2012 Artwork submissions are being accepted. See the artwork submission page for more information.

February 17, 2012Application Deadline. Did you miss the deadline? Send an email to teachers@zimfest.org or performer@zimfest.org to request an application extension."

January 12, 2012 — Applications are now being accepted for 2012. Deadline is February 17, 2012.

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Workshop Updates

Added workshops:

  • Presentation: Classroom or Audience Rhythm Play with Jaiaen Beck in Session 4.
  • Mbira: Huya Ndikunyepe with Jacob Mafuleni in Session 5.
  • Mbira: Chamutengure with Ndiwe Wandinoda Singing with Musekiwa Chingodza in Session 6.
  • Mbira: Dzoka Kumusha with Kurai Blessing Mubaiwa in Session 6.
  • Marimba: Snodia with Kurai Blessing Mubaiwa in Session 8.
  • Intermediate Marimba, Bad Romance, Eric Miller, Session 1
  • Intermediate Marimba, A Marimba Piece Called Mbira, Gary Spalter, Session 5
  • Beyond Mbira Tuning: Fixing Mbiras, Leonard Chiyanike, Session 2
  • Introductory/Beginner Hosho, Mhande Style, Trymore Jombo, Session 3
  • All Levels Dance, Vasikana Vanegumi, Trymore Jombo, Session 4
  • Advanced Beginner Dance, Cathamela Dance, Trymore Jombo, Session 7
  • Introductory/Beginner Mbira, Bhuka Teynde, Trymore Jombo, Session 8
  • Advanced Marimba, Tondobayana, John Mambira, Session 2
  • Intermediate Dance, Isitshikitsha Dance , John Mambira, Session 3
  • Intermediate Dance, Marabi Jive Dance, John Mambira, Session 4
  • Advanced Beginner Dance, Amabhiza Dance, John Mambira, Session 5
  • Any Level Singing, Choral Singing - Ngeke Ngiye, John Mambira, Session 7
  • Advanced Beginner Drumming, Jiti Drumming, John Mambira, Session 8

Canceled workshops:

  • Session 8, Muchongoyo 3
  • Session 1, Hosho, Hosho Basics
  • Session 4, Presentation Tech Support for Marimba and Mbira
  • Session 2, Singing, Get Inside Southern African Dance Songs
  • Session 1, Children's Marimba, Major/Minor Marimba Jam
  • Session 2 & 6, Mbira, Intensive: Manhanga Kutapira
  • Session 6, Mbira, Tomutenda Mambo
  • Session 3, Hambura Makaka
  • Session 5, Adv. Mbira, Atuka Mhondoro

Moved workshops:

  • none

Changed workshops:

  • Minanzi with Peter Swing changed to Session 8 from Session 5

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