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

11.30am - 12.15pm Dance workshop with Denise Rowe and Omer Makessa

12.30pm - 1.15pm Singing workshop with Chartwell Dutiro

1.30pm Mbira Academy opening speech from David Francis Director of Arts, Dartington

2pm Lunch of traditional Zimbabwean food

Afternoon workshops for all ages and abilities in Studio 20

3pm - 4pm Singing workshop: 'Building Bridges, Singing with the Ancestors' with Chartwell Dutiro and Yvette Staelens.

4pm - 5pm Dance workshop: 'Earth Dances', Pan-African dance with Denise Rowe.

5pm Closing of daytime activities happening in Studio 20

Roots Music Night

7.30pm - 9.30pm Line up includes: Mbira Music of Zimbabwe from master mbira player Chartwell Dutiro, Sebastian Pott (Germany) and Elmar Pohl (Germany). With guest Roots Music artists: Ayo Dele (Sierra Leone), Omer Makessa (Martinique), Denise Rowe (England/Jamaica), Yvette Staelens (England), Rowena Whitehead (England) and Tom Ling (Scotland).