Sunday, October 21, 2018
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin and Tafadzwa Matiure
Reclaiming Our Humanity: The Healer Archetype
As we witness the erosion of cherished values and key components of democracy in this country, what calls us to remain steadfast? What calls us to our highest aspirations? What do we do with our fury? May we know once again that we are not isolated beings but connected, in mystery and miracle, to the universe, to this community and to each other. Join us for this worship service which will feature guest musician Taffie Matiure.
Tafadzwa “Taffie” Matiure is a citizen of Zimbabwe. Winner of the prestigious DreamStar Zim competition in 2017 alongside his band, Footprints, Taffie is a renowned performer and teacher of mbira, marimba, acoustic guitar, percussion, vocal and traditional dancing. He grew to love music at an early age through the influence and mentorship of his late father, Dr. Sheasby Matiure, who taught & performed Shona music and founded the Mbira Queens in Bloomington, Indiana. Tafadzwa was a choirmaster of a boy’s choir during high school, then enrolled in the Zimbabwean College of Music and graduated with a National Certificate in Music. Alongside his college studies, Tafadzwa frequently appears at the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA), and the Annual International Carnival as a traditional dancer. He is currently completing his degree in Music Business, Musicology and Technology in Zimbabwe at Midlands State University.