Various Artists: Tales of the Mbira

Today, I will present you an album from Various Artists playing the Mbira.

Various Artists: Tales of the Mbira

I bought this album before christmas 2011, and now, I want to present it to you. Tales of the Mbira is an album from various artists, singing songs and playing the Mbira. The songs are influenced from Tradtional African music to jazz and lounge songs. You can hear songs from Thomas Mapfumo(look up, I already posted some of his songs), the Mbira Dzenharira group and other great Mbira players. And the most of these great songs aren’t in the web so far! If you like the Mbira, as a relaxed and happy(sometimes also sad) instrument, you should really buy this CD, it’s a great mix from classics to very new and unknown versions!!

Here are my favourite songs which I found on YouTube:

Dumisani Maraire & Ephat Mujuru- Chemutengure:

Mbira DzeNharira -Kumatendera

 

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10 thoughts on “Various Artists: Tales of the Mbira

  1. This is great!. So glad you told me about this. I’ll definitely have to check it out. I like what I’ve heard so far. I’ve always been fascinated by this instrument (mbira – sometimes called “thumb piano”). I’ve got a CD by Thomas Mapfuno which is fabulous in itself but the collection you post here looks too good to pass up. Thanks again.

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