Otto Gumaelius

Marimba & Mbira Music From Southern Africa

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

Battersea Power Midnight Run

Last night was super, super cool! I got to explore Battersea with a lovely group of creative people. We wrote poetry, we explored movement through dance, and we learnt how to rap, all under the night sky! I held the last workshop and got to share some southern African folk music with the group. I taught them a song called Mhondoro, which comes from the Shona people of Zimbabwe, and got the group to explore southern African cultural expressions through marimba, drumming, hosho playing (shakers), clapping, singing and dancing.

Battersea Power Midnight Run

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