Photo by Robert Torres Photography | Graphic by Britney L. Payton

From the Motherland

BCA’s Launchpad Music Resident, Castle of Our Skins, Presents From the Motherland
From the Motherland explores Zimbabwean cultural roots and a personal rite of passage into womanhood.

Featuring a series of twelve songs entitled Mwedzi (moon, menstrual cycle, and month in Chivanhu culture), From the Motherland including original works by Shirley Graham du Bois Creative in Residence Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa Nzou Mambano for solo voice, mbira, piano, percussion and bass.

Artists Include

Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa Nzou Mambano: voice, piano, percussion, mbira, composer, music director, music producer
Etienne Charles: percussion, piano, co-music director, additional music and arrangements
Gerson Lazo-Quiroga: bass

Nontsikelelo Mutiti: set consultant
Emily Bearce: lighting designer
Bearwalk Cinema: audio/videography

From the Motherland is funded in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.