Singing in Shona

Teacher: Jennifer Kyker

Age Levels: Teens, Adults

Skill Levels: Any skill level

Topics: Singing

Audio recording allowed. No video recording.

Cost: $28

Singing in Shona is back! From beginning to advanced singers, this class is designed for all students who have a desire to improve their singing. Through singing in a variety of Shona vocal genres such as jiti, mbira, mbakumba, and mhande, we will focus on improving the ability of non-Zimbabweans to sing in Shona. Participants will work on the pronunciation of basic written Shona by focusing on especially challenging lyrics from various songs. The structure of Shona call-and-response and mbira singing lines will be discussed and students will experiment with a vocal tone and timbre suited to Shona singing. This class is excellent for all levels of ability and is designed to enhance participants' skill in learning songs in other contexts.

Student Materials

Bring a recording device, notebook and pencil.

Session Location Length
Session 8 (Sun 3:30 PM) Benton 204 2 hours

Workshop Enrollment

Current Students Workshop Spaces Remaining Space
11 20 9
Percent Full

55%