World Music from Zimbabwe Comes to Central PA
Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe will perform on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.
Free pre-performance music featuring Bucknell University’s student ensemble Voices of Praise will be offered from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Atrium.
There will also be a free African Dance Workshop with 2 members of the ensemble from 1-2 p.m. the same day as their performance in the Atrium. This will be an interactive workshop – participants will learn the rhythms through drumming, clapping and movement. The workshop leaders will teach various dances from the Ndebele Culture, such as Isitshikitsha, Indlamu and Amabhiza. Singing also accompanies the dances so participants will also be introduced to 1-2 songs in which they will perform during the dance. Participants will also learn the origin and meaning of these rhythms.
Nobuntu has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel.