Wanda Jane WalkerWanda Jane Walker is a player and teacher of Zimbabwean music living in Eugene, Oregon. She also works in publishing.
 
You may contact her at: wjanew {@} gmail {dot} com

Wanda Walker has taught marimba at Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center in Eugene, Oregon, since 1999 and privately since 2002. She performs with Kutsinhira ensemble Jenaguru as well as Mudzidzi mbira group. Wanda has studied mbira, singing and marimba with Zimbabwean musicians Cosmas Magaya, Musekiwa Chingodza, Ambuya Beauler Dyoko, Chartwell Dutiro, Sheasby Matiure, among others. Wanda has arranged several traditional mbira songs for marimba, and has taught at Zimfest since 2003. She occasionally travels to other communities to teach.

 
 

 

Marimba Arrangements

Please access files for the following songs by clicking on the name.

Mutengeni (played by Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba; arranged by Wanda Walker)

Dande (an electronic output as arranged by Wanda Walker)

Chigwaya (an electronic output as arranged by Wanda Walker)

Nhemamusasa—An Introduction (played by a mixed-ages group; arranged by Wanda Walker)

Tomutenda Mambo (arranged by Wanda Walker and Mandy Walker-LaFollette)

Kamba (composed by Mandy Walker-LaFollette and Wanda Walker)

Chipindura (played by Titambe Marimba; arranged by Wanda Walker)

Nhimutimu (played by Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba; arranged by Wanda Walker)

Nhemamusasa Ye Kutanga (advanced arrangement, played by Jenaguru Full Moon Marimba; arranged by Wanda Walker)