Mbira Lesson Category: Mbira Teacher
Santa Cruz Mbira creates and promotes Zimbabwean mbira activities that take place in Santa Cruz, California. Our aim is to offer a resource to our local community about opportunities to listen to and learn mbira, from resident teachers as well as from our beloved teachers from Zimbabwe. We also have monthly mbira parties at rotating locations.
Santa Cruz Mbira resident teachers are Tom Melkonian and Melissa Cara Rigoli, who have been studying, performing and teaching mbira music for many years. Tom and Melissa have been encouraged by their teachers to start teaching mbira music to their local community. They hope to inspire others with this music that they love so much. Their mbira group is called Mbira Dziva.