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Zimbeat Performs Free at the Library

The Oceanside Public Library and the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library are proud to present Zimbeat as part of the 2014 World Music Series. This free concert will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 N. Coast Highway. Free parking is available in the Civic Center parking garage.

Zimbeat is a San Diego-based ensemble that performs the dynamic village music of Zimbabwe, Africa. The music is based on the Shona peoples' traditional instrument, the mbira Dzavadzimu. Consisting of 22 to 28 metal keys mounted on a hardwood soundboard, the mbira Dzavadzimu is played with two thumbs and the right forefinger. Hypnotic interlocking melodies and spirited African rhythms culminate in the captivating and compelling music that is found in traditional and contemporary Zimbabwe.

Doors for this free performance open at 1:30 p.m. and it is open seating. For more information on Library programs and services, please call (760) 435-5600 during regular business hours, or visit

This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library.

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