Weekend Workshop 2012

Weekend Workshops

Healing music and community! MBIRA Weekend Workshops are regional mini versions of Mbira Camp, each meeting twice a year.  All material taught is from the Shona traditional repertoire played for centuries in Zimbabwe. All levels from first-time-to-try-it to advanced are welcome – you will be taught at your own level, and receive individual attention in addition to small group learning.

Please note that, when workshops resume, only those fully vaccinated for Covid will be allowed to attend (at least 2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 weeks after Johnson & Johnson).

There is always plenty of time to practice, as needed.

Maine Weekend Workshop 2010
Maine Weekend Workshop 2010

Meals are included and limited sleeping bag space is provided for those from out-of-town for no additional fee (Contact Us). The following regions will have ongoing weekend workshops when the pandemic is over:

  • Northeast (Boston, MA area)
  • Berkeley, California
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA
  • If you are interested in joining or forming a workshop group in your area, please Contact Us and let us know.
Erica Azim Gives Hosho Lesson in Maine
Erica Azim Gives Hosho Lesson at Maine Weekend Workshop

The schedule of workshops is on the Calendar. You can pay the non-refundable deposit (or full fee) for a workshop there, to hold your place.  Once you have paid, you are enrolled! Enroll now.

New workshop groups may be forming in other areas.

If you need an mbira (instrument) to take an MBIRA workshop, you can purchase one through MBIRA here.  Or, you can borrow and/or buy an mbira at the workshop.

Erica Azim teaching in Seattle long ago
Erica Azim teaching weekend workshop in Seattle long ago