Tag: mbira

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 …

Art-A-Whirl Concert at Mojo Monkey, May 19, 2018

The performance at Mojo Monkey for Art-A-Whirl was different from every other show this year so far.  Rather than performing solo, this was a day-of improvisation performance with the owner of Mojo–Mark–and two musicians he collaborates with regularly. I discovered that my Mbiras sound beautiful with fiddle music–I am looking forward to collaborating further with the incredible …

Festival of Nations, May 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Festival of Nations May 3-6th.  It was a wonderful celebration of culture and music from around the world.  I was pleased to give more than 10 performances over the four days of the festival, and enjoyed meeting the other musicians performing pieces from Ireland, Laos, Bulgaria, …

Spring Performances – Next up, Urban Forage Winery on May 12, 2018

I am looking forward to celebrating springtime with everyone next weekend.  Come out for a relaxed evening at Urban Forage Winery & Ciderhouse.  Here’s more about the performance from Urban Forage’s website. Nyttu Chongo brings music and rhythms from Mozambique, using traditional instruments such as the Mbira, Chopi Timbila and Inanga. Nyttu brings sounds to the …