Cosmas Magaya

cosmas magaya

V.19 No.22 | 6/3/2010


Thumb Piano Extravaganza

If you’ve never been, Ezra’s Place is the absurdly delicious, Dennis Apodaca joint (see Sophia’s Place) inside of Lucky 66 Bowl on Fourth Street. A trip to Ezra’s is well worth it just for the gourmet diner fare and interesting atmosphere, but tonight there’s an even bigger incentive to stop by. Musekiwa Chingodza and Cosmas Magaya, Zimbabwean masters of the mbira—that’s a thumb piano to folks who can’t pronounce mbira—will be performing from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The duo plays for tips tonight before heading up north for other events. Admission is free, but you’d be a fool not to fork over some cash for a Kobe burger and prickly pear margarita (and tip the musicians).