“I am sending out this emergency request to mbira players all over the world, to hold an ‘Emergency Mbirathon’ this week, June 22-29, 2008. The situation in Zimbabwe is extremely dangerous, with many many people being beaten, raped, murdered, having their homes burned, etc. I am asking mbira players all over the world to play mbira as much as you can throughout this week, with the intention of prayer asking that all the people of Zimbabwe, and especially the musicians, be protected during this dangerous time. We are asking the great spirits of Zimbabwe for protection, but please add all other types of prayer that feel appropriate to you.
Invite friends over for mbira if you can, or just play mbira by yourself, every minute, every hour, will help. If you play marimba, please play any mbira songs you know on marimba with your band to join us.”