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Sun. November 3rd 2019
@  Mel Lehan Hall (All Ages)
TriVo, Kurai Mubaiwa
Sat. August 8th 2015
@  Salt Spring Island Garlic Festival Salt Spring Island BC (All Ages)
Kunda African Culture Music & Dance
Wed. July 1st 2015
@  Waterfornt Park, North Vancouver (All Ages)
Canada Day Celebration Kunda African Culture Music & Dance
Sat. June 14th 2014
@  Surrey Central City Plaza Surrey BC (All Ages)
Kunda African Culture Music & Dance
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Kurai Mubaiwa

Unknown - Confirmed: Jan. 30, 2010 (Awaiting Update)

African - Zimbabawe, Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania, from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Vocals, Marimba, Hand Percussion, Composition/Songwriting, Mbira (Zimbabwean Thumb Piano) details

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Kurai Mubaiwa

Kurai Mubaiwa has been an established professional world musician, music teacher and theatre actor since 1994, who has toured across Europe, West Africa, Southern Africa and across Canada opening and/or performing with artists such as Chiwoniso Maraire, Cesaria Evora, Andy Brown, and Oliver Mtukudzi at internationally recognized concerts and festivals.
ZimbaMoto is a collective African band from Zimbabwe with a range from Shona traditional music to contemporary African rhythms from Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Congo, Tanzania, South Africa and Kenya. This four piece musical journey begins with Kurai Mubaiwa who hails all the way from Zimbabwe with his Mbira, a melodic 25 key Zimbabwean thumb piano that in Shona mythology is believed to connect the living with the spirit world. The show starts with Kurai wearing his traditional Zimbabwean costume of ostrich feather headdress, loin skirt and leg shakers, as he plays the Mbira, accompanied with singing and chanting in his native Shona language. After the traditional set the members of ZimbaMoto join together and take this musical journey to a further height, fusing the unique acoustic sounds of the Zimbabwean tenor Marimba and Mbira, with the pulse of the African drum beats, the depth of the electric bass and rhythmical African guitar riffs.
The band is comprised of a quartet of very talented world musicians from diverse musical backgrounds. The group may also by request have the delight of inviting other great guest African dance performers to the stage.
Solo and Trio marimba and mbira performances are also available.
Wokshops available by request.

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Current Projects

Zhambai Trio Leader / Composer / vocals2010-present
ZimbaMoto (Electric Modern Africa)Leader / Composer2002-present
Kunda African Culture Music & Dancembira, marimba, oshos, vocals
Listing last updated/confirmed Jan. 30, 2010