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Spheres of Light and Sound

2nd October 2016

painted calabash

 Spheres of Light and Sound

Paint your own Deze –

Calabashes (Mbira Resonators) for home and Music

Sunday October 2nd  –  A full day of fun 

Every September is Mbira Month!

What a better way to close these celebrations by being creative?

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Mateze Design is The Mbira Centre’s design department. As Chief Designer, my work involves designing for Installations, Publicity material, Events, Exhibitions and creating decorative designs for our Mbira Resonators.

September is Mbira Month and Mateze Design is celebrating this 5th edition by conducting a full day fun workshop painting your own Calabash. You can use it as a resonator to play your mbira in and/or as an object d’art for home or office.

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Please join us in having a fun day decorating your own Deze, the Shona word for an mbira resonator. Bring your own favourite design: from a Mandala to Java print, a symbol, a picture of your totem, a message, anything that inspires you.

You will be able to paint following your intuition and let the painting happen or using an image or geometric design for inspiration. Your chosen design can be realistic or abstract.  I will support you in making your idea a reality.

IMG_0678 (Copy)These pictures are examples of calabashes painted by different people 🙂

Find your Light, Find your Tune!

+263 776 023013 Antonella – +263 772 269779 Albert

Booking by Saturday, September 24th is essential.

Cost including Calabash and Art Materials from $95 to $125, according to whether you are painting in single or multi color and by type and size of Calabash.

Bring old clothes, lunch and something for tea. Tea, coffee and water provided.

Please browse and LIKE  the following pages:

The Mbira Centre

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Mbira Month


Mbira Exhibition Online




2nd October 2016
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Albert Chimedza


The Mbira Centre
53 Glenara Ave North
Harare, Zimbabwe
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+263 776023013

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