The brilliant colors and soulful beats of southern Africa will take over Boulder this weekend, when the touring music gathering known as ZimFest holds its annual party. The three-night Boulder Theater stop features performers like liquid-smooth guitarist Zivanai Masango and Zimbabwean-influenced, American band Panjea (featuring The String Cheese Incident’s Michael Kang). As they tap the mbira (a thumb piano) and stomp their feet, Zimbabwe will feel nearby.

Thu-Sat, June 25-27, 7 p.m. $17-$52

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786-7030