Zimbaremabwe is a musical collective led by Linos Wengara Magaya. We perform, practice and teach Zimbabwean arts particularly Mbira based music, both traditional and modern. Mbira is a traditional Zimbabwean instrument used in Shona culture for spiritual ceremonies.
Zimbaremabwe has its roots in the spiritual values of traditional Zimbabwean culture. In our work we display a positive image of this culture to share with all people. We are based in Brighton, UK.
Our activities include:
Performance, both as a small acoustic ensemble playing traditional Mbira, drumming and percussion, and as a full live band playing Mbira Reggae.
Redemption Sound Reggae DJs playing roots to modern Reggae
Mbira tuition. We teach Mbira on an individual basis or in groups, and teach for institutions such as SOAS university, London. We have published a course (a book + audio CD) for Mbira students containing 11 songs notated for Mbira.
Other workshops include; Ngoma drumming, Zimbabwean dance, Marimba
Schools workshops: we regularly deliver workshops in schools and for educational organisations.
Healing and spiritual culture: Linos Wengara follows Zimbabwean culture as a spiritual healer. He provides healing and advice, mostly for Zimbabweans, but is open to sharing and discussing spiritual culture for the benefit of all.
New for 2013, we have new albums. 'Taisireva' our full band album, plus a new DVD, also called 'Taisireva' with eight of our new music videos.
Plus we have our 2011 album 'Bangiza' reprinted and an Acoustic album, produced in 2012 called 'Hamutynei'.
Zimbaremabwe Mbiras made by Linos Wengra and Tim Dziva.