Visiting Artist: Cosmas Maguya, mbira

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12/12/2010 - 8:30pm


Cosmas Magaya is leader of the mbira ensemble Mhuri yekwaMagaya.  He is also an internationally recognized mbira player and mbira teacher.

Magaya has been an avid student and player of mbira dzaVadzimu from the time he was eight. Mr. Magaya is a master of the instrument, having studied with many great players. He has performed with the renowned Mhuri yekwa Rwizi mbira group for over 25 years, participating with them in concert tours of Europe and the US. He was instrumental in the writing of Paul Berliner's The Soul of Mbira in the 1970s, and continues to work closely with Dr. Berliner as a consultant on Zimbabwean music.

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