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Zimbabwean Music Festival: Enduring Rhythms – Gathering in Harmony in #MonmouthOR

Enduring Rhythms ~ Gathering in Harmony

Zimfest 2015 will be held August 13-16 at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

The WOU campus, just west of Salem, will provide an attractive and comfortable site for our 24th Zimfest in North America. We are happy to return the festival to Oregon, in a location nearly equidistant from Portland and Eugene. The Monmouth area, in the heart of Oregon’s wine country, is also a great point of departure for day trips exploring the beautiful Willamette Valley or heading west to the Oregon coast.

Zimfest 2015 online registration is now open! We have completed integrating this beautiful new website with the registration system allowing you to sign up for workshops, room and board and Zimfest concert tickets.

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Valuing education as well as performance, Zimfest attracts Zimbabwean music and culture experts from around the world to teach festival participants. Workshops are available on everything from basic Shona drumming to traditional dance to the ancient sounds of mbira and the irresistible, effervescent marimba.

Zimfest 2015
will celebrate the theme “Enduring Rhythms ~ Gathering in Harmony.” In choosing this theme, the 2015 organizing committee has been inspired by the power of Zimbabwean music and dance to bring people together and build community. We anticipate a full three and a half days of Zimbabwean-inflected fun, music, dance, fun, song, culture and—did we say fun? — so make your plans now to join us at WOU!


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