Bruno Ashley

Mema is a Ndebele word meaning “INVITE” to come and sing, dance and play different rhythms from Zimbabwe/ Africa. Mema is a multi-disciplined Arts Company which was formed in 2013 by Bruno Ashley a former member of Grassroots Theatre Company still very involved with Umkhathi Theatre Works one of Zimbabwe’s leading theatre troupes, the group where he began his theatre carrier at an early age of 10. Mema is based in the high density surburb of Njube in Bulawayo Zimbabwe.

Bruno has traveled extensively around the world regionally and internationally performing and teaching in schools, choirs, community/ youth centers, drum circles and in a variety of festivals namely the African Drum Village Scotland, Arbedeen International Youth Festival Scotland, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Scotland, Festival of Spirituality Scotland, Harare International Festival of Arts Zimbabwe, Maitisong Festival Botswana.

Traditional dancing, singing and drumming in Zimbabwe has been passed on to generations and generations. Bruno seeks to preserve the true traditional Zimbabwean music, dances drumming and storytelling by teaching and sharing locally, regionally and internationally.

Bruno will be running singing workshops and creating a group from the workshops for a performance.

Year Contributions
2017 Zimbabwean voice Workshops

Singing Workshops

2015 Performance
Singing Workshops
2014 Performance
Singing and Gumboot Dance Workshops