Soul Resonance (83min)

January 25, 2014 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A film about the origins of Zimbabwean marimba music
and its soulful connection with North America.
Narrated by Taj Mahal.
Hosted by Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble.

“Soul Resonance” looks at the phenomenon of this high energy, poly-rhythmic music that has engulfed the lives of many.  There is a deep spiritual aspect of the ancient music that seems to resonate with the souls of many people who hear it.  This musical movement in North America started with the late Dr. Dumisani Maraire, but many other Zimbabweans followed and are continuing to share their music with the world.  These musicians include but are not limited to:  Ephat Mujuru, Alport Mhlanga Astazio, Stella Chiweshe, Cosmas Magaya, Beauler Dyoko, Tute Chigamba, Irene Chigamba, Garadziva Chigamba, Julia Tsitsi Chigamba, Sheasby Matiure and Tendai Muparutsa.  Like a pebble dropped into the water, the music of Zimbabwe has become a ripple that is spreading around the entire world.  The people of Zimbabwe are eager to share their cultural richness.  They tell us it is helping to keep their traditions alive, during these challenging political and economic times in Zimbabwe. For more info visit

As an added delight, we will be treated to a performance by the marimba group from Rochester, called Serevende, led by Jennifer Kyker, who teaches at Eastman & has been involved in Zimbabwean music for 20+ years!  It will be a spiritual experience for people in Zimbabwean music. Don’t miss this!

$5 Suggested Donation to benefit Tariro — a non-profit organization that helps orphans in Zimbabwe. For more info visit

Kambuyu is a marimba ensemble playing music rooted in the musical traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. This music was brought to the United States during the 1960’s by the Kwanongoma College of Music in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Members include educators, scientists, nurses, and business folk. For more info visit