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Entertainment Update for June 21

Zimbabwe choral master teaches workshop June 29

African choral master from Zimbabwe, Dr Sheasby Matiure, will share his wealth of knowledge via a workshop on June 29 in Hood River.

The event will be from 1-2:30 p.m. at Musango Center, the home of Karin and Guy Tauscher, 4690 Riordan Hill Drive. Fee is a sliding scale $15-$30 per person. There will be an option to perform what was learned with Matiure that evening, on the lawn in front of Mike’s Ice Cream/The Duck. Register in advance by contacting Karin at karin@marimbamusango.com or 541-490-0140.

Matiure was first director of the National Dance Company of Zimbabwe. He studied at Indiana University as a Fulbright Scholar, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology. He has expertise in a variety of African instruments including mbira, marimba and drum.

‘God Loves Uganda’ at CAG

Columbia Center for the Arts will hold a special showing of “God Loves Uganda,” June 25 at 730 p.m.

The film explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn toward biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality. According to the film, these dangerous policies and the money that fuels them aren’t coming from Africa; they’re being imported by a well-financed campaign of American large mega churches and charismatic religious leaders. “God Loves Uganda” questions just how closely this brand of Christianity resembles the one you think you know. Using interviews and hidden camera footage, the film allows American religious leaders and their young missionaries to explain their positions in their own words. A discussion will follow the viewing of the film. Sponsored during Gay Pride Month by Columbia Center for the Arts and the Hood River Oregon United for Marriage Committee.

‘Harmony Roadshow’ featured at Sandbar Cafe

From Baja to Hood River ... it’s Spruce Baugher’s ‘70′s Harmony Roadshow Ride every Thursday this summer from 6-8 p.m. at the Sandbar Cafe on the Hood River waterfront. Enjoy your favorite classic acoustic folk-rock and more.

Paper Bird at CEBU June 21

This week at CEBU Lounge:

Friday, June 20: Jeni Wren (from Shy Girls) 9:30 p.m. – neo-soul/R&B. “Jeni Wren is powerful vocalist and songwriter whose originals experiment in funk, jazz soul and hip-hop, the love child of Nina Simone and Betty Davis; Adele and Jill Scott.”

Saturday, June 21: Paper Bird w/The Lowest Pair 9:30 p.m. “Paper Bird has been playing its joyful blend of indie folk, blue-eyed soul, and rock to delighted audiences nationwide. The current lineup includes Mark Anderson (drums), Sarah Anderson (vocals, trumpet), Paul DeHaven (guitar), Esme Patterson (vocals), Genevieve Patterson (vocals), and Caleb Summeril (banjo, guitar, bass).

Entertainment listings can be emailed to jdrake@hoodrivernews.com.

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