The rumors have been made fact. Zimfest 2007 is coming to our little burg, and we couldn't be prouder. Hardworking local Zimbabwean music fans and musicians (thank you Mukana Marimba!) have only just begun the grueling task of organizing a big three-day festival. SoundRoots wishes them much harmony and joy in the process. And yes, we may lend a hand in more practical ways as well.
The festival runs August 24, 25, and 26 and will be hosted at South Puget Sound Community College (incidentally the same location as the World Sacred Music Festival in February -- looks like SPSCC is out to make a name for themselves as a world music venue!).
We'll keep you up to date on performers and workshop leaders as they're announced. For now, just be sure to mark the dates on your calendar if you're anywhere near the Pacific Northwest.