Upcoming Performances

Spring Greetings brings the sweet sounds of Zimbabwean music! Please come out and share the rich and uplifting interwoven Shona rhythms with us. You can join us playing at the following:

• May 5th – Albany Saturday Market 11-1 pm. Find Marimba Detembo on 4th Street in front of the Court House lawn.
• May 6th – Spring Garden Festival (25th Annual!) from 11:30-2 pm at the Arts Center Plaza, 7th and Madison in Corvallis. The Youth Ensemble will play from 11:30 ‘til noon. Muti Marimba will share mbira-based songs from noon-12:30 pm. A combined set with Marimba Detembo and Mutambo Marimba follows until just before 2 pm.
• May 11th – If you are part of the Periwinkle School Community, Marimba Detembo will play from 5:45-7:45 pm at their annual fundraising BBQ.
• May 13th – Thyme Garden in Alsea shares their beautiful space with many vendors and musicians over the Mother’s Day weekend. We will be playing Sunday from 12:30-2 pm and 3:30-5 pm to include Muti Marimba, Marimba Detembo and Mutambo Marimba. Please write windgatherer@ancient-ways.org if you are interested in specific times for each group.

Looking forward to good weather to be outside playing and seeing you in person. Thanks!

Annual School Benefit

Sundborn Children’s House, the Montessori school in Albany, Oregon, is holding their annual benefit and silent auction on April 14th from 6 to 10 p.m. More details about this event including information about the great food and beverage layout for the evening, where and how to pre-purchase tickets, and this year’s focus can be found at www.spring.sundborn.org.

We are inviting you because of our partnership with Sundborn, with whom we built the Nhimbe preschool in Mhondoro, Zimbabwe, where we have been nurturing more than 80 young minds each year since 2002. They have made significant contributions to support this school annually since we began this collaboration, and continue to send donations and special materials for the teachers and children.

We invite you to this event and hope you can make it. If you are unable but would like to support the efforts you can make a secure donation online on their website instead. Whatever you can do is greatly appreciated.

Ancient Ways will be there with our table of hand-crafted items from the villages, as well as providing entertainment to start the evening. Muti Marimba, a 6-piece ensemble, will be playing the uplifting music from Zimbabwe. We look forward to seeing you there.

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