Mbira music for our rural community

By Claudia Latisnere

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Mbira Music For Our Rural Community

Project 2017-10-25 12:38:46 +1300

Mbira music for our rural community

 

This is Theresa Kiff and me, Claudia Latisnere. We live in rural Waikato and we play the mbira. We both love playing our mbiras together and we want to grow our band and share this marvelous music with more people in our community.

To make our little band grow we need to buy more instruments. The instruments are expensive because they come from Zimbabwe and so we are planning a couple of fundraising events. Theresa and I will perform and play our mbiras in these fundraising events but to perform we need a couple of "dezes." A deze is a traditional "low-tech amplifier" and we need two to perform because mbiras are not very loud.

We currently have enough funds to buy one deze but we need one more and this is what this Pledge Me campaign is about. It would be marvelous if you could help us!

Our goal is to raise $465 NZD. This will cover the price of the deze from mbira.org of $315 NZD (including shipping), the 6.5% success fee for Pledge Me, and the cost of printing and sending the rewards in the mail. If we raise more money than our original goal, the money will go towards purchasing more mbiras. Yay!

Photo from Mbira.org. He is Fradreck Mujuru, the maker of one of our mbiras. The yellow bowl he is holding is a deze.

About mbira music

Mbira is a musical instrument that the Shona people have played for over a thousand years in Zimbabwe. The Shona mbira music is polyrhythmic, soothing and captivating. It also has a very social aspect to it. To learn to play the mbira, you get together and as a group, you help each other out to learn the tunes. And mbira music sounds better when two or more people are playing together. 

Mbira music in New Zealand

Mbira music has traveled all around the world and in New Zealand, we are lucky to have an mbira society in Wellington. Mbira Soc was founded in August 2012 by Julian Raphael, a wonderful community musician, music educator, composer, and performer. We learned everything we know about mbira music from the Mbira Soc!

Thank you heaps!

 

Photo: Artist's proof print.


 Photo: Origami crane.

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We made it! Thank you very much!

06/12/2017 at 10:19 AM

Hi everyone,

We are still buzzing from having reached our target. We wouldn't have done it without your help so thanks again! We have ordered our deze and we're hoping to get it next week. We got our first deze a couple of weeks ago and that means that we're only a week away from starting our gigs. I can't wait. The money that we raise from our gigs will go towards purchasing more mbiras to grow our little but committed mbira band of currently just two. Mbiras are expensive but incredibly beautiful instruments and we want our community to have access to the mbira experience. We're facilitating that because we love it!

Your rewards will be in the mail soon, we're just waiting for all the donations to be processed and that will take about 10 days. We'll keep you posted!

Your mbira lullabies are on their way too. I got some extra funding and I hired an audio engineer to record a 10 min long mbira lullaby. The recording is scheduled for the 17th of December. My guess is that everything will be ready by the second week of January. So get ready to have sweet mbira dreams and receive pretty things in the mail!

We'll keep updating you until every reward has been sent.

All our love to you

Claudia

Mbira lullabies for everybody!

07/11/2017 at 7:10 PM

We thought it would be nice to give you a bonus to say thank you for supporting us. So now all donations get an mbira lullaby in your email inbox. You know, to listen to when you go to bed. I bet you would like that! ;)

Sweet dreams with mbira lullabies! xx

    Pledgers 14

    Sarah Hoskyns
    2017-11-26 09:03:10 +1300

    "Good luck Waikato ladies! A noble cause...."

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-11-26 08:24:29 +1300
    Heather Brown
    2017-11-25 21:15:40 +1300

    "I love to hear you play the mbira ! Please can I have a mbira lullaby recording instead of the print ?! Xx"

    Ken McNeil
    2017-11-23 19:16:07 +1300

    "Good luck!"

    Birgit
    2017-11-23 10:46:53 +1300

    "<3"

    James Kierstead
    2017-11-23 10:21:43 +1300
    Julian Raphael
    2017-11-22 10:24:10 +1300

    "Good luck "

    Kell Sunshine
    2017-11-20 22:32:31 +1300
    Laura
    2017-11-20 18:05:12 +1300

    "Wonderful! Love the idea! "

    Karen
    2017-11-07 22:53:31 +1300

    "Luv ya sis"

    Vomle Springford
    2017-11-07 21:22:59 +1300

    "Good luck!"

    Joke Maes
    2017-11-07 20:49:39 +1300

    "I want a front seat at your first performace!"

    katia
    2017-11-07 19:42:39 +1300

    "Go Mbiristas!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-10-31 11:59:57 +1300

    "Mucho éxito en su proyecto y que vengan muchos más!!"

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    Mbira Music For Our Rural Community

    Project 2017-10-25 12:38:46 +1300

    Mbira music for our rural community

     

    This is Theresa Kiff and me, Claudia Latisnere. We live in rural Waikato and we play the mbira. We both love playing our mbiras together and we want to grow our band and share this marvelous music with more people in our community.

    To make our little band grow we need to buy more instruments. The instruments are expensive because they come from Zimbabwe and so we are planning a couple of fundraising events. Theresa and I will perform and play our mbiras in these fundraising events but to perform we need a couple of "dezes." A deze is a traditional "low-tech amplifier" and we need two to perform because mbiras are not very loud.

    We currently have enough funds to buy one deze but we need one more and this is what this Pledge Me campaign is about. It would be marvelous if you could help us!

    Our goal is to raise $465 NZD. This will cover the price of the deze from mbira.org of $315 NZD (including shipping), the 6.5% success fee for Pledge Me, and the cost of printing and sending the rewards in the mail. If we raise more money than our original goal, the money will go towards purchasing more mbiras. Yay!

    Photo from Mbira.org. He is Fradreck Mujuru, the maker of one of our mbiras. The yellow bowl he is holding is a deze.

    About mbira music

    Mbira is a musical instrument that the Shona people have played for over a thousand years in Zimbabwe. The Shona mbira music is polyrhythmic, soothing and captivating. It also has a very social aspect to it. To learn to play the mbira, you get together and as a group, you help each other out to learn the tunes. And mbira music sounds better when two or more people are playing together. 

    Mbira music in New Zealand

    Mbira music has traveled all around the world and in New Zealand, we are lucky to have an mbira society in Wellington. Mbira Soc was founded in August 2012 by Julian Raphael, a wonderful community musician, music educator, composer, and performer. We learned everything we know about mbira music from the Mbira Soc!

    Thank you heaps!

     

    Photo: Artist's proof print.


     Photo: Origami crane.

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    We made it! Thank you very much!

    06/12/2017 at 10:19 AM

    Hi everyone,

    We are still buzzing from having reached our target. We wouldn't have done it without your help so thanks again! We have ordered our deze and we're hoping to get it next week. We got our first deze a couple of weeks ago and that means that we're only a week away from starting our gigs. I can't wait. The money that we raise from our gigs will go towards purchasing more mbiras to grow our little but committed mbira band of currently just two. Mbiras are expensive but incredibly beautiful instruments and we want our community to have access to the mbira experience. We're facilitating that because we love it!

    Your rewards will be in the mail soon, we're just waiting for all the donations to be processed and that will take about 10 days. We'll keep you posted!

    Your mbira lullabies are on their way too. I got some extra funding and I hired an audio engineer to record a 10 min long mbira lullaby. The recording is scheduled for the 17th of December. My guess is that everything will be ready by the second week of January. So get ready to have sweet mbira dreams and receive pretty things in the mail!

    We'll keep updating you until every reward has been sent.

    All our love to you

    Claudia

    Mbira lullabies for everybody!

    07/11/2017 at 7:10 PM

    We thought it would be nice to give you a bonus to say thank you for supporting us. So now all donations get an mbira lullaby in your email inbox. You know, to listen to when you go to bed. I bet you would like that! ;)

    Sweet dreams with mbira lullabies! xx

      Sarah Hoskyns
      2017-11-26 09:03:10 +1300

      "Good luck Waikato ladies! A noble cause...."

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-11-26 08:24:29 +1300
      Heather Brown
      2017-11-25 21:15:40 +1300

      "I love to hear you play the mbira ! Please can I have a mbira lullaby recording instead of the print ?! Xx"

      Ken McNeil
      2017-11-23 19:16:07 +1300

      "Good luck!"

      Birgit
      2017-11-23 10:46:53 +1300

      "<3"

      James Kierstead
      2017-11-23 10:21:43 +1300
      Julian Raphael
      2017-11-22 10:24:10 +1300

      "Good luck "

      Kell Sunshine
      2017-11-20 22:32:31 +1300
      Laura
      2017-11-20 18:05:12 +1300

      "Wonderful! Love the idea! "

      Karen
      2017-11-07 22:53:31 +1300

      "Luv ya sis"

      Vomle Springford
      2017-11-07 21:22:59 +1300

      "Good luck!"

      Joke Maes
      2017-11-07 20:49:39 +1300

      "I want a front seat at your first performace!"

      katia
      2017-11-07 19:42:39 +1300

      "Go Mbiristas!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-10-31 11:59:57 +1300

      "Mucho éxito en su proyecto y que vengan muchos más!!"

      Followers of Mbira music for our rural community

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 30/11/2017 at 12:00 PM.