Shona Stories Through Song: An Mbira Concert by Fradreck Mujuru and Erica Azim

Zimbabwean master musician Fradreck Mujuru is joined by Erica Azim in playing the healing music of the mbira, used by the Shona to connect the living with the ancestors for more than 1,000 years.

Born to the largest extended family of mbira players in Zimbabwe, Mujuru has played mbira since age 8 and is now known internationally as an outstanding performer, teacher and instrument maker, while continuing to play in ceremonies for the ancestors at home.

Azim is America's leading proponent of the Shona mbira tradition. She has toured with various Shona mbira masters and taught thousands of Americans to play mbira and to support the tradition in Zimbabwe.

A hands-on workshop takes place 2-4 p.m. Contact Anand Prahlad at for details.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00pm

First Presbyterian Church 16 Hitt St. Columbia, MO

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Concerts, Diversity, International, Music, Workshops


175th Anniversary




Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
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Anand Prahlad

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Wendy Angela (MU-Student) McBurney

Wendy Angela (MU-Student) McBurney left a positive review 9/17/2014

It was very refreshing. I enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to a continuation so that I can learn more about this type of energizing music.