Tag: mbira

An Evening of Art and Music

  As part of his Global Music Initiative residency with MacPhail Center for Music, Nyttu Chongo will be performing a community show at the North Suburban Center for the Arts in Fridley, Minnesota from 6:30-7:30PM on Thursday July 21st. Please come to this free, intimate performance held in an art gallery. To learn more about …

Echoes of Africa: An Experience with Iconic and Disappearing African Instruments with Nyttu Chongo

Nyttu Chongo is offering a 4-week workshop series of “xingombela jam sessions” on African improvisation as part of his community programming as a MacPhail Global Music Initiative Artist in Residence. This series of musical tutorials will cover creative musicianship on the Mbira Dzava Dzimu, Mbira Nyunga Nyunga, Xitende, and Timbila of Mozambique. These Tuesday evening …

Selected as a Voting Member of the Recording Academy

It is with excitement that I share I have accepted the nomination to join the Recording Academy as a voting member. I’m honored to be part of the new @RecordingAcademy member class and join the countless creators and professionals who serve, celebrate, and advocate for our music community year-round. #IAmTheAcademy You can read more about the …

Echoes of Africa: An Experience with Iconic and Disappearing African Instruments with Nyttu Chongo

Nyttu Chongo is offering a 4-week workshop series of “xingombela jam sessions” on African improvisation as part of his community programming as a MacPhail Global Music Initiative Artist in Residence. This series of musical tutorials will cover creative musicianship on the Mbira Dzava Dzimu, Mbira Nyunga Nyunga, Xitende, and Timbila of Mozambique. These Tuesday evening …

Echoes of Africa: An Experience with Iconic and Disappearing African Instruments with Nyttu Chongo

Nyttu Chongo is offering a 4-week workshop series of “xingombela jam sessions” on African improvisation as part of his community programming as a MacPhail Global Music Initiative Artist in Residence. This series of musical tutorials will cover creative musicianship on the Mbira Dzava Dzimu, Mbira Nyunga Nyunga, Xitende, and Timbila of Mozambique. These Tuesday evening …

Echoes of Africa: An Experience with Iconic and Disappearing African Instruments with Nyttu Chongo

Nyttu Chongo is offering a 4-week workshop series of “xingombela jam sessions” on African improvisation as part of his community programming as a MacPhail Global Music Initiative Artist in Residence. This series of musical tutorials will cover creative musicianship on the Mbira Dzava Dzimu, Mbira Nyunga Nyunga, Xitende, and Timbila of Mozambique. These Tuesday evening …

MacPhail Global Music Initiative 2022 Artist in Residence

I am honored to share that I have been named a 2022 MacPhail Global Music Initiative Artist-in-Residence. As it is stated on the MacPhail website, the GMI Artist-in-Residence Program offers 8-month residencies at MacPhail Center for Music to foster cultural change in our communities through passion and creativity in music. Believing that supporting and investing …

Twin Cities World Refugee Day

Twin Cities World Refugee Day 2021 will be a virtual celebration hosted on Facebook and YouTube starting at 4 pm CT. You’ll hear messages from MN Gov. Tim Walz, Congresswoman Omar, the Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis, and award-winning Hmong American author Kao Kalia Yang. See performances and hear from:
Cypher Side Dance School
Ifrah Mansour
Nyttu Chongo
Tou Saik Lee
Free in Color Arts
Kashimana Ahua and Reequal Smith (a collaboration of MN and Canadian artists)
Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue

Recipient of the MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, 2020

I am proud to share that I have received the honor of being named a 2020 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grantee. The Artist Initiative grant program is designed to support and assist professional Minnesota artists at various stages in their careers by encouraging artistic development, nurturing artistic creativity, and recognizing the contributions of …