Tag: mozambique

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

Farewell to 2020

This has been…a remarkable year, to put it lightly.  I regret my silence here on my blog, because it has been an eventful year for me in many ways.  I have been busy recording my first album, Libandzuwa: The Power of the Sun, which has been delayed slightly but is set for release mid-year next …

REFLECTIONS ON THE Residency in Urbana-Champaign

Through the support of the Center for World Music at the University of Illinois and the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, I spent the end of January in Urbana-Champaign performing at the Global Roots Festival, the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, and the University of Illinois. It was an amazing experience to share the music …

Residency in Urbana-Champaign

Through the support of the Center for World Music at the University of Illinois and the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures, I will be performing a series of workshops and shows in Urbana-Champaign from January 29th through February 1st. I am pleased to be able to participate in this residency and share my music with …

All-Ages Music Lesson at Anoka County Library

I had a great time sharing music experiences at the Anoka County Library, especially seeing children getting excited about instruments from my home country.  This is the best reward any musician can have–sharing with young musicians is far better than having a big stage or playing for a large audience.  I am grateful for this …

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 …

Urban Forage, May 12, 2018

What a wonderful venue Urban Forage is for an intimate and personal performance.  Jeff is a generous host and a pleasure to work with.  I look forward to returning again and again! I loved sharing this lovely night with all of you.  Here are a couple of pictures to remind us of the evening of …

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 …