Building International Bridges

Mbira Spirit 1Inclusive Leaders Amy and Tafadzwa Matamba of Mbira Spirit and the Zimbabwe Music Society are international experts at Building Bridges between Zimbabwe and Canada. The art of Building Bridges involves addressing your concerns about the planet by doing what you love. Their concerns are to find ways of bringing clean water and eye care to rural Zimbabwe.  They are doing this by bringing diverse people together in unity through their sweet harmonies, joyful dancing, and captivating intercultural stories. One long term way of helping their Building Bridges efforts is to invite them to bring their songs, music, dance and stories to your community.  An immediate way you can help is by supporting the May 10 to 15, 2016 musical events they are organizing on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Contact and read more below.

nobuntuZimbabwe Music Society’s latest musical event is a series of benefit concerts May 10 to 15 featuring touring international artists, Nobuntu,” a 5 women Acappella Ensemble from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.  Your $55 ticket will immerse you within the sweet harmonies of Zimbabwe for a couple of hours, AND you will also be helping Amy and Tafadzwa raise funds needed to drill wells and organize eye care in Tafadzwa’s homeland. Buy your tickets at the door or by emailing

  • May 10th – New Life Church, Duncan – 7pm
  • May 13th – Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney – 7:30pm
  • May 14th – Community Hall, Pender Island – 3:30pm
  • May 15th – Port Theatre, Nanaimo – 2:30pm

“As we continue to build connections between our community in the Cowichan Valley and Zimbabwe, we would like to invite the Inclusive Leadership community to participate and support us in welcoming five Zimbabwean women to our Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC while at the same time supporting their homeland!” (Amy Matamba).

Can’t make it to these performances in person? You can still support the Matambas in Building International Bridges between Zimbabwe and Canada. Email and offer to purchase one or more tickets for youth, elders or other community members who would love to come if they can get over the financial barriers.

Another way to support Amy and Tafadzwa in their on-going International Building Bridges efforts, is to watch their ‘Ferry Me Home’  music video and cast your vote for Mbira Sprit in CBC’s SearchLight Music Competition. You can vote once per day till April 22.

To experience the Inclusive Leadership skills involved in Building Bridges first hand,  join the Inclusive Leadership Co-operative at our Annual Inclusive Leadership Gathering Friday June 3 to Sunday June 5, 2016 at Cowichan Lake Education Centre, Vancouver Island, BC. This is another opportunity to meet the Matambas and many other Inclusive Leaders from diverse backgrounds. Come on your own or with family members, friends and colleagues to explore, share, and celebrate many different ways new and experienced Inclusive Leaders are building inclusive and sustainable communities.

How do you know if Inclusive Leadership is for you?  If you are interested in what you have just read in this post, then the next step is to show up!