Past Events

Past Events  – Several with Video Links


  • ZIMFEST – July 24th – 27th, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington.
  • GUEST ARTIST Portland Folkmusic Society Singtime Frolics: March 21st – 23rd, Menucha Conference and Retreat Center near Corbett, Oregon. Offering workshops throughout the weekend. Register HERE. Deadline, February 27th.
  • SOULFUL SPIRITUALS from SOUTH AFRICA:  February 22nd and 23rd, St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 290 W Gloucester St, Gladstone, OR. Saturday workshop 9 – 1:30 (w/lunch break) & optional Sunday performance of the workshop songs. Open to the public! Complimentary registration for congregation members and special pricing for choral groups.


  • Sabbatical Year of Reflection and Renewal


  • EUGENE, OREGON – Lively Up! classes through Lane Community College Continuing Education. This class uses vocal harmony and rhythmic movement from African and American cultures to nourish individual and community vitality. The focus is on FUN!  In minutes we’ll fill the room with rich layers of sound, energy, and expression to lively up our lives. Taught by ear and demonstration. No music reading required.  Prepare to be stimulated – mentally, physically, musically, and socially.  Everyone welcome, especially men. Optional performance at the end of the term.  
  • EUGENE, OREGON – Village Harmony Oregon Cascades Camp with Matlakala Bopape from South Africa.  August 31st, September 7th.  Aweek of singing bliss on the McKenzie River!  More information at
  • MOSCOW, IDAHO – Zimfest 2012.  August 2nd-5th.
  • EUGENE, OREGON – University of  Oregon, African Culture Night, June 9th.
  • EUGENE, OREGON – Lane Community College Choral Concert, June 7th.
  • SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – Northwest Folklife Festival, May 25th – 28th.
  • PORTLAND, OREGON – South African Choral Workshop Sunday, April 1st, 1 – 4 pm., at Bothmer Hall, 5915 SE Division Street, Portland OR.
  • EUGENE OREGON – South African Choral Workshop in conjunction with the Hold Together Multi-Choir Gathering and Open to the Public. Download a flyer.  Hold Together Eugene Saturday, February 18th, 3 – 6 pm, First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St.


  • Sun, Oct 16, Vocal workshop with moira smiley & VOCO’s “Harmony & Stomp”, Eugene Mennonite Church,3590 West 18th Avenue, Eugene, OR.
  • Sat, Sep 10, Teaching at Village Harmony Camp, McKenzie Bridge, OR. Video: NoDolly.
  • Sun, Aug 14, Teaching at Zimfest Zimbabwean Music Festival, Corvallis, OR. Video: Ndandi Hleli.
  • Tue, Jun 7, Private workshop with In Accord Community Choir, Eugene, OR.
  • Thu, May 26, Lane Community College Gospel Choir concert, Eugene, OR.
  • Sun, May 8, University Singers, Mother’s Day Concert, Eugene, OR. Video: Fiela.
  • March/April/May, Guest-teaching at the University of Oregon and Lance Community College, Eugene, OR.
  • Sat, Feb 19 and Sun, Feb 20, “Bound for Freedom” a multi-choir workshop and concert, Ashland, OR. Video: Dubula.
  • January 2011 Study/Performance Tour in South Africa with Village Harmony. Videos: Itemba Lami in Barbeton and Xilo Yini in Barbeton.


  • Fri, Dec 3, Concert, Beall Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Videos: Shumayela and Idonga Se Jerico.
  • Oct/Nov, Guest teaching for the University Singers and Dance Africa at the University of Oregon.
  • Sat Aug 21, Corvallis, OR. Teaching at  Zimfest Zimbabwean Music Festival.
  • Sat, July 24, Oakland, CA. Public workshop sponsored by World Harmony Chorus. First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St. Oakland, CA.
  • Sat, May 29, Eugene, OR Private workshop for AkaBella global vocal ensemble.
  • Thu, Apr 29, Breaux Bridge, LA. Public workshop sponsored by Lacouture Productions.  Lagniappe Antiques, 124 W. Bridge St., Breaux Bridge, La.
  • Sat, Apr 17, Portland, OR. Public workshop sponsored by the Portland Lesbian Choir.  Ainsworth United Church of Christ, 2941 NE Ainsworth, Portland, OR.
  • Sat, Jan 30,  Seattle, WA. Public workshop sponsored by the Phinney Ridge Gospel Choir.  Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave, Seattle WA. Video: Ga Gona Ya Tswanang Le Jesu
  • Fri, Jan 29, Olympia, WA. Public workshop. United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE.
  • Thu, Jan 28, Olympia, WA. Private workshop with the Evergreen Singers. Evergreen State College, Olympia WA. Video: Wathinta Bafazi


  • Sun, Nov 22,  Ashland, OR. Public workshop. Ashland Community Center. 59 Winburn Way, Ashland.
  • Sat, Nov 14, Willits, CA. Public workshop sponsored by Emandal Chorale. Willits Methodist Church. 286 School St. Willits, CA.
  • Fri, Oct 9, Eugene, OR. Inservice workshop for Lane County school music teachers
  • Sept 4th – 13th, Village Harmony in OR.
  • August 8th – 15th, Teaching at Culture Jam youth arts camp, Veneta, Oregon.
  • July 3rd – 10th, Village Harmony in VT.
  • June 24th – 28th, Teaching at Zimfest in Boulder, CO.

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