At Kutandara, we believe that our music inspires, transforms, and connects us to each other and our world.
Because we believe this, we commit to seeking opportunities for others to share these experiences, honoring the traditions that create and sustain this music, using our collective gifts and talents to grow these experiences in new ways, connecting those around us to the peoples and cultures of Southern Africa, collaborating with others as we create communities around this music, recognizing and building the interdependence of the members of our community, and engaging others in our success and honoring their commitment to us and to each other.
Our music touches people in different ways. Some weep with longing and deep understanding. Others can’t stop spinning, dancing, bouncing, and smiling. Still others watch in amazement, unable to process the joy and energy coming from the instruments and the people playing them.
Our directors, Randy McIntosh and Amy Stewart McIntosh, formed Kutandara in 1999 after falling in love with Zimbabwean music and wanting to share their passion for this music with others. They feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to share it with you, your family, and the world!