The Cultural Caravan Presents: Zivanai Masango & Friends at the Boulder Bandshell
THE CULTURAL CARAVAN is bringing local businesses and community-minded organizations that have struggled to survive the pandemic together with the countless artists whose unique voices have been silenced for over a year. In an ambitious inaugural spring/summer season, were showcasing the best artists and businesses local to our community to Build Back Boulder.
ZIMBIRA is a 10-piece genre-defying band playing music steeped in the traditional music of Southern Africa with traditional and modern instrumentation. Audiences are immediately set into motion with they hear the intoxicating, rhythmic and melodic sounds galvanized by Zivanai Masango the band's leader and innovator.
The songs and grooves are unique, captivating, and most of all, uplifting. This show will be fun for all ages and backgrounds. All are welcome! ZiMbira's sound is a powerful blend of vocals, traditional African instruments, drumset, and electric and bass guitars.
The African instruments featured include mbira (African thumb piano), marimba, and hosho (gourd shakers). The pulse with energy and groove. The look on stage is ornate and creative, and the players are bursting with ecstatic energy as they play, sing and dance.
The band is at home both on large festival stages like Arise, Zimfest, Boulder Creekfest, Sounds of Centerra, Chapungu Concert Series, and Louisville Concerts in the Park; and on caberet stages like the Fox Theatre in Boulder CO, Ophelia's in Denver, The Lariat in Buena Vista, and more. The band recently performed for a location recording of Science Friday at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder CO.
This program is made possible by Boulder's Arts in the Park Program, created to help reactivate the citys local arts and culture organizations, and the Civic Area, after the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the performing arts community. Arts in the Park will provide a venue for a variety of performing arts groups to put on outdoor performances safely.
Performance groups include Boulder Arts Outdoors, Boulder Ballet, Boulder Opera, Boulder Symphony, Creative Catalyzers, the Cultural Caravan, Dairy Arts Center, eTown, Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance, Local Theater Company, Mountain Contemporary Dance Arts, Street Wise Boulder, T2 Dance Company, with more to be announced.
Arts in the Park is presented by the City of Boulder and supported by our fantastic community partners including the PLAY Boulder Foundation (Boulder Parks and Recreations non-profit), the Boulder Library Foundation, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Downtown Boulder Partnership.
Boulder Bandshell Amphitheater (Ver)
Broadway and Canyon
Boulder, CO 80301