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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The African Mbira - Music Of The Shona People Of Rhodesia

The African Mbira
Music Of The Shona People Of Rhodesia
Played & Sung by Dumisani Abraham Maraire
With Nkosana Arthur Maraire, voice & bisho
Sukutai Laura Chlora, voice
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne
Producer: Robert Garfias
Recording Engineer: Daniel C. Grinstead
Art Direction & Cover Design: Robert L. Heimall
Cover Art: Bob Ziering
Nonesuch Records Explorer Series H-72043

Available from online vendors, under the title: Zimbabwe The African Mbira: Music Of The Shona People.

Lovely flow of voice and rhythm. Consistent bright, light tonal quality present throughout the set.

From the back cover: Dumisani Abraham Maraire is a Shona musician possessing a wide range of abilities. Dancer, singer, drummer, marimba player, as well as an excellent player of the 15-note junta mbira heard on this record, he has been a lecturer in the School of Music at the University of Washington since 1967. He is assisted in this recording by his brother, Nkosana Arthur Maraire, and Sukutai Laura Chiora, both of whom are students.

Kana Ndoda Kuramba Murume
Tipe Tizie
Ndini Baba

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