A virtual concert experience
From the Motherland explores Zimbabwean cultural roots and a personal rite of passage into womanhood.
Featuring a series of twelve songs entitled Mwedzi (moon, menstrual cycle, and month in Chivanhu culture), From the Motherland includes original works by Shirley Graham du Bois Creative in Residence Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa Nzou Mambano for solo voice, mbira, piano, percussion and bass.
Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa Nzou Mambano: voice, piano, percussion, mbira, composer, music director, music producer
Etienne Charles: percussion, piano, co-music director, additional music and arrangements
Gerson Lazo-Quiroga: bass
Nontsikelelo Mutiti: set consultant
Emily Bearce: lighting designer
Bearwalk Cinema: audio/videography*
*filmed at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre
View the program book to the right
to learn more about the music!
Photo Credit: www.RobertTorresPhotography.com
PLUS: a special song-and-dance-themed virtual camp exploring Zimbabwean culture for children 10 and under on June 4th and 5th, led by Aunty Tanyaradzwa and the Zimbabwe Kids Summer Camp!
From the Motherland is funded in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. It is co-sponsored by the BCA where Castle of our Skins is a Launchpad Resident at Boston Center for the Arts.