Mbira and New Technologies

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The MBIRA is a highly sophisticated technology which was borrowed and used in the “invention” of many so-called western musical instruments.

It does not necessarily follow that when new technologies that enhance the purification of sound then people have to shun that technology. For example ordinary BRAKE FLUID is good for healing wounds and is much cheaper than conventional medicine.

There is no way the MBIRA can remain static as long as the manufacturers are exposed to technology day in day out.

Where can one find a guitar band playing unamplified acoustic guitars at a concert.

In short technology is good and the ear can tell us that when we listen to an electric MBIRA.