Mandy Walker-LaFollette

Mandy Walker-LaFollette was introduced to Zimbabwean music as a toddler when her parents began taking classes at Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center in Eugene, Oregon. She played marimba intermittently and began seriously studying mbira in 1998 and marimba in 2000. Her teachers include Musekiwa Chingodza, Cosmas Magaya, Ambuya Beauler Dyoko, and Sheasby Matiure. She performs with Hokoyo, Jenaguru, and Zambuko Marimba. Mandy has arranged and co-arranged several mbira songs for marimba, including Nyuchi, Mukatiende, Unozofa, Dangurangu, and Pamuromo Pa Haruna.

Name Sessions Enrollment
Advanced Beginning Marimba- Introduction to Mbira-Style Marimba Music
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Advanced Beginner
Session 2 (Fri 1:00 PM) 9/12 students
Intermediate Marimba- Unozofa
Marimba: Teens, Adults; Intermediate
Session 4 (Sat 9:30 AM) 10/10 students