Work continues this week on ZAM’s new Marimba Centre, being built by Bulawayo craftsmen in the grounds of the Academy. Two years ago, with generous support from donor John Booth, BZAM was able to help the Academy commission a new set of Marimbas made by local instrument builders, as well as repairing an existing set. Now the instruments are to get a purpose built home in a traditional rondel, where students will be taught and will be able to practice. The building has been funded thanks to a generous grant from Sandvik, the Swedish mining and manufacturing company. Photos by Bruce MacDonald.
April 23, 2015
BZAM supports new marimba centre
BZAM – The British Friends of the Zimbabwe Academy of Music (UK Registered Charity 1140488) raises money to support the Zimbabwe Academy of Music in its work, and help it reach out to the whole city. The Bulawayo Schools Music Project, supported by the British Council, worked with 500 young people across the city for its first major project, and aims to stage an annual community music course, with a particular focus on pupils from schools in the Western Suburbs and inner city. View all posts by bzamblog
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