Lora Chiorah-Dye

Lora Chiorah-Dye was raised in Zimbabwe and came to the United States in the 1970’s. She created the Sukutai Marimba and Dance Ensemble, one of the region’s oldest African music ensembles, to celebrate the heritage of Zimbabwe’s Shona people and to provide an opportunity for teaching music and dance to Americans.

Lora is an internationally respected dancer, singer, and Mbira player. She is a professional storyteller and conveys the values of the Shona culture with stories, songs, games, dances and crafts projects.