Otto Gumaelius

Marimba Music From Southern Africa

Otto Gumaelius is a London based, Botswana raised, performing artist & teacher of southern African folk music on the marimba.

THANK YOU!

I am so, so grateful! Grateful to the universe for letting yesterday happen – in the perfect way it did. Grateful for the wonderful musicians - Nelson, Takudzwa, Tsungai and Yusuf - who I can so proudly call my friends, and who led wonderful workshops yesterday, sharing a taste of the cultural heritage that raised us and formed the adults we are today. I’m grateful for the support of family and friends, who came out yesterday to help. Sandile, for your fantastic catering; Jez, for your help in the kitchen; Cato, for dealing with all the payments. Thank you Nickson & Shaun for lending us and transporting your drums. Thank you Tsungi for your support throughout the day. Thank you to my marvelous musicians who put on a wonderful concert last night, and have made my heart glow through each and every rehearsal – Graham, Karabo, Sophia, Yusuf, Miles and Bea, you guys rock! Thank you to everyone who supported my first attempt at running a cultural arts festival – for buying tickets to the workshops, for having food and drinks, for attending our concert last night and for all your smiles, hugs, calls, texts and well-wishes. Thank you to my wonderful sound technician Francesco; thank you Tendai (Petite DJ) for rocking the theatre with your afro-house tunes; thank you Dennis and Katlego for helping with pictures and videos, and a BIG thank you to Jerry and the Brady Arts Centre for letting me host my event at your wonderful venue! My heart is as white as rice, as we say where I grew up. The next one will certainly be bigger and better. THANK YOU! <3

 Dance workshop with Nelson Neves

Dance workshop with Nelson Neves

 Marimba Workshop With Otto Gumaelius

Marimba Workshop With Otto Gumaelius

 Mbira Workshop with Taku Mukiwa

Mbira Workshop with Taku Mukiwa

 Singing workshop with Tsungai Tsikirai

Singing workshop with Tsungai Tsikirai

 Drumming workshop with Joe Legwabe

Drumming workshop with Joe Legwabe

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