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.

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Mbira Workshop At WOMAD

  • WOMAD Charlton Park United Kingdom (map)

I’m pleased to announce I will be teaching an mbira workshop at WOMAD this year through my company Taste of Southern Africa.

The African mbira is a beautiful instrument with a sound that has traditionally been used in the southern parts of Africa as a spiritual pathway for guidance and healing.

I teach using the slightly more contemporary fifteen key F-major mbira called Nyunga Nyunga (or Kalimba) from Zimbabwe, and my workshops cover folk music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. I typically include a bit of singing and the mbira classes are a lovely way to relax through music.

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Earlier Event: July 20
Kallida Festival

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