Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band

Club Zambezi Dance Party!

Zambezi-72Dance Until Hot! The Williams College Department of Music presents Club Zambezi Dance Party. Led by Artist-in-Residence in African Music Performance Tendai Muparutsa, this group of young performers promises to heat up the dance floor in the midst of the winter. The first Club Zambezi Dance Party takes place in the Greylock Dining Hall at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. The second is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 in the same venue. These free events are open to the public.

Club Zambezi Dance Party combines a unique musical collaboration with irresistible dance beats. Founded in 1992, Zambezi was originally inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba bands. The musicians of Zambezi perform on specially designed and custom made marimbas — the Zambezi group has an even wider range than its African marimba-band cousins. Zambezi’s hybrid instruments are capable of playing a huge variety of music including traditional and contemporary dance music. There is no band or set of instruments like these anywhere else in the world.

Whether you come to dance the evening of Valentine’s Day away, or you want to bring the whole family to the Saturday afternoon performance, the Club Zambezi Dance Party is the perfect way to shake off the snow, break the ice, and enjoy an amazing African dance vibe!