Music from Zimbawe is always great! This time, Dumisani Maraire(1944-1994), who was a Zimbabwean mbira mastro. Here’s his great song “Buka Njari“:
Zimbeat is a San diego based ensemble that performs traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Here’s the great Marimba version of “Chemutengure“, a zimbabwean classic:
Eric & Mondrek Muchena were to Zimbabwean Mbira musician. Here’s their nice song “Taireva“:
Wesley Manzungu is a great Mbira maestro from Botsuana. Here’s his song “Mbira 1“:
Chiwoniso Maraire is a great singer and Mbira player from New York, born in 1976. Here’s her excellent song “Mai“:
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
Thomas Mapfumo, “The Lion of Zimbabwe”, is a zimbabwean chimumrenga musician, now living in exile in the US. Here’s his wonderful song “Shumba“:
Listen to Ndozvamaida here.
The Mbira DzeNharira is a zimbabwean music ensemble playing Mbira songs. Here’s their great song “Kumatender”, a Mbira classic:
Today, I’ll show you my own 2011 charts: Continue reading “Xandi’s Charts 2011”
One of my favourite instruments is the Mbira, a traditional Zimbabwean instrument. One of the rising Mbira stars was Taku Mafika, a ethno-contemporary jazz musician from Zimbabwe. He died before the 12th october, because of having a clot in his brain. He is after Sam Mtukudzi another Zimbabwean musician, who died in the last time…
Here’s his song “Lyrics of Kare“, but probably it won’t be his last song on my blog….
R.I.P. Taku Mafika