It’s been a while but this does the job. Here is a video of Rhoda Dzomba from 2009 by Vincent Hickman. Let it help you get ready for the weekend. One of the most honest and loveliest mbira performances, you’ll love it.
Kingstone Mapupu MUSAMBO wembira kana kuti deze unonzi wakabatsira zvikuru mukurwiwa kwehondo yerusununguko rweZimbabwe apo dzairidzwa masvikiro achipa varwi gwara rakanaka rekufamba naro zvisinei kuti mazuva ano kune vamwe vanotarisira mbira pasi. Kune masvikiro ane chitsamaakabatsira zvikuru muhondo iyi apo varwi vaienda kwavari vachinotsvaga mazano ekuti vatungamirirwe nevadzimu muhondo yekurwisana nemabhunu. […]
Mbira veteran Ambuya Stella Chiweshe will be touring the UK for Refugee Week celebrations. Make you sure you catch her at one point or the other as she’ll be travelling to different cities across the country. Dates and Venues Sun 14 Newcastle: Live Theatre – Stella Chiweshe presented by Waka Waka […]
Fancy a ride on a musical bus? Here is a video by John Falsetto for the on the Ongoing Project.
To properly pronounce ‘mbira’ avoid what has been done in most of this video i.e. the separation of ‘m’ from ‘b’ to leave you with m-bi-ra. Instead you should be saying mbi-ra. Just doing that can get you closer to the pronunciation that most people in Zimbabwe use.
Mbira is one instrument that is key to African music as it adds traditional vibes to music. Several mbira groups have toured different countries and they have managed to thrill different people with the instrument. For decades the instrument has been played at different occasions with most of them being religious […]
John describes himself as “the Zimbabwean sound that connects exotic cultures, accommodating an eclectic taste.” In his latest video on YouTube, he does a cover of Sam Smith’s Stay With Me Here is the original
Zimbabwe is 35 today and it just feels epic and calls for a nice compilation of some tunes that make reference to our independence. Some tunes have mbira, some don’t, they are just fantastic tunes to help us remember. The selection is a quick selection because to do justice to […]
UK based Zimbabwean songstress Anna Mudeka will be releasing her new album Dendende on the 27th of April in both digital download and CD formats. Featuring 12 tracks, the album includes 8 traditional songs from Zimbabwe, a traditional song from India, a classic song from Kenya, and 2 new songs – […]
Ever wondered what Zimbabwean kids think of Mbira? Check out this video from Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust about the launch of the Mbira Centre’s Mbira in Schools project.