Amy and Tafadzwa Matamba are the founders of MBIRA SPIRIT and co-creators and producers of authentic Zimbabwean-inspired products.
Amy and Tafadzwa are dynamic, professional musicians known as “Mbira Spirit”, bringing irresistible, joyous music to numerous communities around Vancouver island through tours, television shows, festivals, events, and more!
As performing Artists, Educators, Inclusive Leaders and Cultural Ambassadors who live and work on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, and in Zimbabwe, Africa, together they promote local arts and culture, help to preserve traditions and heritage, and serve local and sister communities in order to better lives and make a difference.
The purpose of the MBIRA SPIRIT is to promote arts and culture and preserve the traditions and heritage of Vancouver Island and Zimbabwe to better lives and make a difference.
A vision support education, scholarships, cultural exchanges, medical support, soccer academy, drilling wells, agriculture and sustainable living.
These purposes will be promoted through participation in community events, social media, website, and working with community partners.
The Matamba Cultural Arts and Education Centre is working in partnership with the Hurungwe Rural District Council in Magunje, Zimbabwe to build a centre that provides cultural exchange. The Centre promotes and educates in the areas of the arts, music, culture, sports, sustainability, agriculture, solar energy, tourism, and economic development.
Ways to Participate in
the Matamba Cultural Arts & Education Centre
Contact Mbira Spirit for corporate entertainment, private functions, professional arts in education, community, and more. It will be an unforgettable experience!
Purchase Tafadzwa’s book “Rainbow Skies and Pies that Fly”, sharing heartfelt stories and poems of experiences in rural Zimbabwe and his new home on Vancouver Island.
Purchase Amy’s, “Pie That Flies Kitchen Hits”, cookbook! , Fun recipes for the family and a wonderful traditional Zimbabwean dish with kale! Fresh, dried and powdered kale available!
Finance Zimbabwean or Canadian Artist(s) to participate in a Cultural Exchange for performance and education at the Matamba Cultural Arts and Education Centres in Vancouver Island and Magunje.
Collect and donate the following items to the Centre: laptops, cellphones, recording equipment, ukuleles, soccer balls/uniforms.
Send a donation via Paypal. Any amount is greatly appreciated!