Jun 04 - 18 2021
From the Motherland

From the Motherland

Presented by Castle of our Skins and Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) at Online/Virtual Space

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 A. Tawengwa for solo voice, mbira, piano, percussion and bass.



Mambano/Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa: voice, piano, percussion, mbira, composer, music director, music producer
Etienne Charles: percussion, piano, co-music director, co-producer
Gerson Lazo-Quiroga: bass

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

*filmed at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre

"Mwedzi tells the story of my rite of passage into Womanhood. This twelve-year journey began in 2008, when I left Zimbabwe for the USA. As an African immigrant in the Global West, staying grounded in ancestral wisdom has been vital for my survival. Mwedzi shares this wisdom and honors the healing power of ancestors, the Divine Feminine and self-love.”

- Mambano Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa


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. It is co-sponsored by the BCA where Castle of our Skins is a Launchpad Resident at Boston Center for the Arts.

Admission Info

Pay-What-You-Like Ticket Donation!

Email: info@castleskins.org

Additional time info:

On-demand viewing available for 2 weeks.

Dates & Times

2021/06/04 - 2021/06/18

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space