Friday, March 1 from 5-8 pm
A Tribute to Oliver Mtukudzi (1952-2019)
Remembering + Celebrating ‘Tuku’
Oliver Mtukudzi, who died last month at age 66 of complications from diabetes, was a legend of the Zimbabwean music scene. Fondly known as ‘Tuku,’ he was a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and celebrated as much for the messages in his lyrics as for the distinctive musical style that became known as ‘Tuku Music.’
March First Friday: Honoring Oliver Mtukuduzi with Zivanai Masango
5:00 pm Celebrating Tuku’s Life
photos + music + stories
FREE | Bring a snack or drink to share
6:30 pm Ensemble Workshop
to learn one of Tuku’s songs
$25 | all levels; all instruments
Previous First Friday Happy Hours
Friday, February 1 from 4-6 pm
Kids’ Night Out! Youth students brought a friend and enjoyed jamming and hanging out together, as well as snacks and mini marimba lessons.
Friday, January 4 from 5:30-7:30 pm
Happy New Year! Happy Drumming!
Scott Parker Mast offered 2 free, hands-on demonstration classes at our January 2019 First Friday Happy Hour.
Friday, December 14 from 5-7 pm
World Music Community Choir House Concert
Our newly formed World Music Community Choir will perform six songs for attendees, and everyone will get a chance to sing and dance together.
Friday, November 2 from 5-7 pm
Moon & Stars After Party!
Thanks for your support at the 2018 Annual Moon & Stars Gala. It’s time to celebrate and relax! Please join us in a post – Moon & Stars Gala celebration, featuring Wishgarden Herbal Remedies’ “mocktails” made with Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha. (We’ll have some nibbles, too!) Musekiwa Chingodza will be in the house, playing live mbira music. Who knows? Maybe even a marimba jam will happen!
Friday, October 5 from 5-7 pm
Studio Open House!
Come check out our new digs! Our landlord spent all summer moving walls, changing lighting, upgrading bathrooms, and basically making
Friday, April 6 from 6-7:30 pm
Cultural Discussion: The Amazing ‘Non-Coup’ v2.0 in Zimbabwe with Zivanai Masango
Last year in November there were soldiers & demonstrators dancing together in the streets of Zimbabwe. What has
Friday, March 2 from 6-7 pm
Adult Student Alumni Reunion with Guest Artist Jesse Larson
Jesse Larson first began to play marimba at Kutandara when she was 11 years
Friday, February 2 from 6-7 pm
Advanced Teen Jam with Guest Artist Jesse Larson
(Beginners and adult slow-pokes, join us in Studio B!)
Friday, December 1 from 6-7 pm
Cultural Discussion: The Amazing ‘Non-Coup’ in Zimbabwe with Zivanai + Helen Masango