Events - Workshops

Mhararano presently offers practical classes, workshops and courses ranging from one hour to a week in length, in traditional mbira playing and related aspects of Zimbabwean culture. There are also regular performances and occasional exhibitions.


    28th February - 4th March 2013
    Mbira and song in the heart of Scotland

    Mast mbira player Chartwell Dutiro returns for the 7th year running to the cosy Wester Caputh Hostel ( near Dunkeld, Perthshire, with delicious catering including Zimbabwean food.

    Whether you are a total beginner and want to learn mbira, or already play and want the opportunity to...

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  • Mhararano Mbira Academy Launch

    Friday 27 January 2012

    Full Programme of Events:

    10am Welcome and Introduction - Chartwell Dutiro and Denise Rowe with mbira and song in Studio 20

    10.30am - 5pm Mbira playing and workshops in the Mhararano Studio above Studio 20. All welcome

    Morning workshops for local school children in Studio 20

    10.30am - 11.15am Percussion workshop with Amanda Pickering


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  • Kusanganisa Festival of Sacred Performing Arts

    Autumn 2012

    'Kusanganisa' will be our first Festival of Sacred Performing Arts from Zimbabwe and Britain celebrating music, song, poetry, drama, dance and story telling. There will be performances and workshops for all levels of skills and experience, talks, debates and discussions and a specific schools programme.

  • Voices of Ancestors Pan African Workshop

    'Voices of Ancestors Pan African Workshop' with Chartwell Dutiro and Denise Rowe occuring through out the year with dates to follow.

    These workshops explore the meeting ground between music and movement through Shona mbira singing style, Pan African dance and hands-on mbira playing.