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[…]

February 20, Humanist Hall, Oakland

Card Design by C Ric Mose MAESTRA BENEFIT CONCERT AND COMMUNITY GATHERING FOR LORA CHIORAH Sunday FEB. 20TH, Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland, CA 94612 Thanks to all who attended, performed, and worked on the benefit. Together we raised over $4100 for Lora and that has been deposited in the Lora Chiorah Benefit Fund[…]

About Lora Chiorah

This event is a fundraiser for Lora Chiorah, a drummer, dancer, singer, storyteller from Zimbawbe. Lora now lives in Seattle. She is on the faculty of Born to Drum. Lora experienced two brain aneurysms and a stroke last August and is now in rehab. She does not have health insurance. The event raises funds to[…]

Donations to Lora Chiorah

If you are unable to attend this wonderful program and would like to make a donation, here are ways to do that 1. Send a check to Women Drummers International. In the Memo portion of your check note that this is a donation for Lora Chiorah. 2. Donate online here. Women Drummers International is a[…]

Thank You to the Following Merchants

    We are grateful to the following merchants who made in-kind donations of food or donated gift certificates for this event.  Several donors have a policy to remain anonymous and we also want to recognize their generosity. These donations  made it possible to provide the delicious homemade meal that is part of our gathering[…]