Burgers for Books Fundraiser Sunday 8/25 12-2

“BURGERS FOR BOOKS” FUNDRAISER this Sunday 8/25/13 12-2PM at 35355 Eicher Rd, Albany OR 97322
Join us following the 10:45 am Gathering at The Shift when the Red Zebra Project will host a “Burgers for Books” barbeque fundraiser that will benefit a new books project in Zimbabwe through collaboration with Ancient Ways. The event will include:
• Live marimba music from Marimba Detembo
• Red Zebra cookie decorating and temporary tattoos for the kids
• Special appearance by Cosmas Magaya from Zimbabwe playing mbira
All donations will fund the new Red Zebra Project in Zimbabwe. Come and share food and festivities with us as we raise money to get Shona language books in the hands of the Zimbabwean children.
Also feel welcome to attend an informal tea party hosted by David & Hilary Ker of the Red Zebra Project on Sunday afternoon for those who would like a chance to meet Cosmas Magaya. Tea and coffee will be provided beginning at 3 pm. You can bring cakes, cookies or fruit if you like. The address is in downtown Albany, 539 5th Street SW near White Spires church on the corner of 5th and Calapooia. Call David at 541-971-0839 if you have questions or need directions.berryjam.ru

Kids Summer Class Success!

Wow! Last Friday we finished up the first Summer Youth Intensive Marimba Class in Corvallis. Eight students, aged 9-13, came and played for 3 hours a day for 5 days under the direction of Gary Spalter. I was a parent helper, so I was able to hang out in the class for about 2 hours each day. The students ranged in ability and previous experience: some have been playing marimba at school and in after school programs for a few years. Some had played a few years ago in school. And one girl, a Japanese exchange student, had never touched a marimba before. It was so exciting to see how they all progressed, whether it was solidly grasping the syncopated rhythms or mastery of complex running patterns. The kids had a blast, and were incredibly focused given their ages. They were captivated by the music, and Gary’s laid-back teaching style made it really fun for them. The kids would come in early in the morning, and from their recess breaks to start playing again. Of course, by the end of the week, they were getting a little tired, and there were several blisters that needed band-aids, but that didn’t stop them! They learned the basics of 5 songs (Nyungwe, Chemwainyera, Tsuro, Ndangariro and Nyuchi Dzinoruma) and performed them for friends and family on the final day.

Click here to listen to a clip of the kids playing Nyuchi Dzinoruma (learned Wednesday, played on Friday!).


Plant and Music Lover’s Special

Please join us as three Ancient Ways Ensembles bring the uplifting music from Zimbabwe to start up spring beginning the first of May. All events are FREE of charge!
• Wednesday, May 1st 2:50-3:30 p.m. – Downtown Albany, OR, Carnegie Public Library – we’ll share rhythm games and songs on marimba with all ages of children and adults. Come expecting to play with us!
• Sunday, May 5th 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – 26th Annual Spring Garden Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2013, 9 a.m.to 4 p.m., on The Arts Center Plaza, 7th and Madison near Central Park in Corvallis, OR will find the Ancient Ways Ensembles playing tunes to the herbs and trees, bushes and bulbs, as dozens of vendors and information booths offer plants, and tips of the trade.
• Sunday, May 12th 12:30-2 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. – Mother’s Day Celebration ‘Art in the Garden’ is happening Saturday and Sunday May 11th and 12th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Thyme Garden in Alsea OR, and Ancient Ways Ensembles will be bringing the sweet music from Zimbabwe to share in this plant lover’s paradise. Come enjoy all-day music, gift shopping from a variety of vendors and some fantastic food!ReTeks

Jangano Fundraiser – Massive Marimba Concert by the Students of MyLinda King

April 20th, Saturday Noon to 4:30 FREE!
Portland Foursquare Church 2830 NE Flanders St. Portland, OR
Put on your dancing shoes and come hear eight bands, both children and adult, play high-energy music from Zimbabwe and Botswana
Silent auction and raffle for some great goods and services.
All proceeds will go towards the Jangano Project of Ancient Ways
For more info mylindaking@gmail.comAton mebel

Marimba Detembo in Silverton Celebration

Come and join Ancient Ways with Marimba Detembo in downtown Silverton this Saturday Oct 6th from 1-3 pm in front of Café Earth 201 E Main St!inFOLIO Research Group

It will be a full and fun day enjoying music in and around 25 downtown shops from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Maps and schedule can be found at Silver Creek Coffee Shop at 11 N Water St. For 2-3 blocks in every direction there will be 34 musical groups including blue grass, rock and roll, as well as street musicians like didgeridoo, drummers, and doo wop a cappella. See you there!

Corvallis Saturday Market Performance with Mujurus!

Great news for the Corvallis Saturday Market performance on Saturday August 18th by the Ancient Ways Community Ensembles – internationally known traditional mbira musicians Fradreck and Sam Mujuru from Zimbabwe will be joining us with singing, drumming and hosho! Put your dancing shoes and enjoy the sweet sounds of marimba from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!Безопасные SEO эксперименты

Upcoming Ancient Ways Performance July 29th!

Join Ancient Ways Muti Marimba Ensemble at Garland Nursery’s 13th annual Art & Wine in the Garden, July 29th from 12pm to 2pm. This event will feature food and over 20 artists and crafters joined by three local vineyards offering wine tasting. This family friendly event is free and open to the public. Slow your summer down and enjoy the ambiance of art, wine, music and the beautiful lush garden of Garland Nursery!

Upcoming Performances for the Plant Lovers in Your Llfe!

• Just a reminder to join us and the great folks at Thyme Garden in Alsea on Mother’s Day May 13th. Marimba Detembo will be playing from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Muti Marimba from 1:30-2 pm, and a combined set with Marimba Detembo and Mutambo Marimba from 3:30-5 pm. Many opportunities at Thyme Garden besides music, with food vendors as well as crafts!
• Also - Mark your calendar to join Muti Marimba at Garland Nursery at their Art & Wine in the Garden on July 29th from noon til 2 pm. Beautiful relaxed setting to enjoy art, wine and the garden!

Feel free to email with questions. Looking forward to seeing you!