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Mbira - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The mbira or thumb piano is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board (often fitted with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. The mbira is usually classified as part of the ...    
The Mbira Instrument - - Shona mbira music of Zimbabwe
The type of mbira shown here, of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, consists of 22 to 28 metal keys mounted on a gwariva (hardwood soundboard) made from the mubvamaropa tree (Pterocarpus angolensis). - Shona mbira music of Zimbabwe
What is MBIRA - the organization? MBIRA is a non-profit organization that celebrates and helps to sustain the ancient musical traditions of Zimbabwe.    
Mbira - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster ...
Definition of MBIRA: an African musical instrument that consists of a wooden or gourd resonator and a varying number of tuned metal or wooden strips that vibrate when plucked  
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Opportunities at Mbira. From the start, we've been successful. Now, in our second decade, Mbira's also experiencing substantial growth.    
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noun 1. a musical instrument of Africa usually made out of a gourd that serves as a resonating box, to which vibrating metal or wooden strips are attached for plucking. mbira
Learn how to play the kalimba and mbira from the musicians at Wula Drum in this Howcast video.  
The Array Mbira: Practical For All Music Styles And Easy To Learn
One of our newest Array Mbira owners, Sting! Pictured playing it for the first time, we know he will advance rapidly in learning. Good luck!    
Mbira music - Listen free at
In African music, the mbira (also known as likembe, mbila, thumb piano, mbira huru, mbira njari, mbira nyunga nyunga, karimbao or kalimba) is a musical instrument consisting of a wooden board to which staggered metal keys have been attached.    
mbira - definition of mbira by The Free Dictionary
mbira mbi·ra (ĕm-bîr′ə, əm-) n. A musical instrument consisting of a hollow gourd or wooden resonator and a number of usually metal strips that vibrate when plucked. Also called kalimba. [Of Bantu origin; akin to Shona m-bìrà.] mbira (əmˈbiːrə) n 1. (Instruments) an African musical ...  
mbira | eBay
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mbira - OnMusic Dictionary
Many versions of the mbira exist with tribes creating distinctive performance styles and names for the instrument. They vary widely in appearance, size, materials, and tuning from the smallest 6-note models of the Kalahari Bushmen, to the sophisticated 33-note instrument found in Zimbabwe.  
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Store Search search Title, ISBN and Author The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe by Paul F. Berliner Estimated delivery 3-12 business days Format Paperback Condition Brand New This sensitive, scholarly portrayal of Shona musicians and their musical tradition is ...  
Mbira - National Musical Instrument of Zimbabwe - Mbira Music ...
The mbira is the national instrument of Zimbabwe. The mbira is in the lamellophone family of musical instruments, and is made of a small board or block (called a gwariva or soundboard) with attached metal strips.  
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Mbira — Zimbabwe — Our Africa
The video shows one of Zimbabwe's oldest musical instruments, the mbira, being played and enjoyed by SOS children.  
Mbira: Musical Instruments & Gear | eBay
Listed is a mbira musical instrument made by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The mbira is tuned to B pitch. The mbira was made by Tiri chiongotere and his mbiras are much sort after all over the world. Azim, Kundidzora: Mbira: Healing Music of ...
Erica Azim produces a classic Mbira (thumb piano) album that will soothe tattered nerves, help babies sleep, and hypnotize you to help you meditate and heal.  
Mbira music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Zimbabwean music, mbira music is music played on an mbira, a traditional instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. To many people Mbira music appears extremely repetitive, or cyclical. However, in most Mbira music, there are minute variations, suggestive of the minimalist movement in ...  
African Music Encyclopedia: What Is An Mbira?
The mbira is the classic instrument of Zimbabwe, with an entire musical genre developed around it. It consists of approximately 20-24 flattened metal prongs which are fastened at one end to a wooden resonator body (usually some sort of box shape).  
mbira | musical instrument | Encyclopedia Britannica
mbira, also called mbila sansa, kilembe, likembe, timbrh, or thumb piano , plucked idiophone (instrument whose sounding parts are resonant solids belonging to the body of the instrument itself)—or more specifically, a lamellaphone —that is unique to Africa and widely distributed throughout ...  
The Sacred Forest - WP Site | Mbira
Mbira of Our Ancestors. About Mbira. Mbira (pronounced “mmm-bee-rah) is a mystical form of music conceptualized by the Shona people of Zimbabwe who refer to it as mbira dzavadzimu, or “mbira of our ancestors”.    
Mbira - YouTube
Mbira means music & friendship for me - in the time I've been learning, I've met so many wonderful people, these are just some of them. Thanks to you all for...    
The Array Mbira: Purchasing and Buying
Purchasing The Array Mbira. Array mbiras are available in two distinctly different body styles, the hollow body acoustics and the solid body electrics.  
Chiriseri Mbira Project. Denise Rowe has just launched a project to help fantastic mbira players and teachers in Zimbabwe release their first album of traditional mbira music.    
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Mbira: Constraint and Mobility in Shona Society
Is Shona society really as traditional and as 'backwards looking' as often portrayed? This paper challenges this view through a look at traditional Shona song: mbira music.  
Mbira - Zimbaremabwe Mbira Vibes
Mbira Lessons - We teach mbira to all levels, in our home or yours. By arrangement. We have launched an Mbira Course book and CD package, Kushaura 1, plus a second package to accompany and build on this, called Kutsinhira 1.  
In the West we know this instrument as a thumb piano or kalimba, but througout the African continent it as called mbira, sansa, likembe, malimba, neikembe, or ikembe.  
Mbira | The Global Orphan Project
Mbira is a village in southern Uganda. GO Project partnered with the Masaka Baptist Church, also in southern Uganda, and through that process met Pastor John Jones (‘JJ’) Kalanzi.  
Mbira -
Mbira The mbira is a gourd resonated lamellaphone played by the Shona people of Zimbabwe and surrounding regions. The mbira is a simple board with three rows of keys attached to it, often a few bottle caps as rattles and distinguished by a hole in the bottom right corner to hold the instrument with.    
mbira - Memidex dictionary/thesaurus - Memidex - free online ...
"mbira" definition: a musical instrument that consists of a wooden board to which staggered metal keys have been attached. Synonyms: kalimba...    
Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music | Nonesuch Records - MP3 ...
Originally released in 1977 as Africa: Shona Mbira Music (H-72077) In order to provide a historical context for this recording, the liner notes that accompanied its original release have been reprinted in full below.  
mbiraNYC | Mbira Music from Zimbabwe
MBIRA MUSIC FROM ZIMBABWE. is one of the most soulful sounds on the African continent. Originally used in spirit possession ceremonies, the iron-pronged mbira produces music beautiful enough to attract spirits and rhythmically energized enough to keep people dancing through all-night ceremonies.    
Mbira - Example Problems
Types of Mbira Mbira Dzavadzimu. File:Mbira dzavadzimu.jpg. Mbira Dzavadzimu. In Shona music, the mbira dzavadzimu (or mbira of the ancestor spirits) is a musical instrument that has been used by the Shona people of Zimbabwe for at least 1,000 years.  
THE MBIRA WEEKEND. by Mitchgan Chunduru Friday 13 February Mbira dzeNharira is going to rock Harare city centre at Gijima sports bar. Be prepared to have a nice exciting traditional dish of mbira sound music and dance, with Tendai Gahamadze’s and the crew- Dzikanadzvuku randaona apo.The Mbira ...  
The Mbira Store - Zambuko - Welcome to Zambuko
Purchasing a mbira is a significant step for the would-be mbira student/player. Often, most students in the West know of only a handful of mbira makers.  
Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music - All About Jazz
Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music jazz article by AAJ Staff, published on January 16, 2003 at All About Jazz. Find more African Jazz articles  
Musical structure of the mbira The mbira scale is diatonic of seven notes and the mbira has a range of three octaves. It is similar to western scales without half tones. mbira craftsman makes his own tunings and scales in Zimbabwe using their ears unlike the unified western musical instruments.    
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Remove All Display Ads. mbira. mbira is a valid word in this word list. For a definition, see the external dictionary links below.    
Array Mbira | Facebook
Array Mbira, San Diego, CA. 956 likes · 116 talking about this. Array mbiras are the most sophisticated and advanced instruments of their kind.  
Ndintenda - mbira musicians - Tinotentda - a Shona mbira website
mbira musicians. Here we are beginning to present just a few of the many wonderful mbira players, along with brief audio samples and links for purchasing their music.  
mbira (@mbira) | Twitter
The latest Tweets from mbira (@mbira). MBIRA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate the public regarding traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe, including mbira music. Berkeley, California    
She Made a Homemade Mbira | Making Multicultural Music
Leah from the Almost Unschoolers blog decided to take on the project of creating a homemade mbira (kalimba) while studying Kenya with her kids.  
The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People ...
Paul F. Berliner is professor of ethnomusicology at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Soul of Mbira, also published by the University of Chicago Press, and is the recipient of an ASCAP-Deems Taylor award for outstanding writing in music.  
Tinotenda - the sound of mbira - Tinotentda - a Shona mbira ...
The sound of mbira (plural) While Shona mbira pieces can be viewed in terms of their harmonic aspects, their most characteristic feature is the complexity of the relationship among the interwoven melodic lines.  
Mbira Technologies Reviews | Glassdoor
6 Mbira Technologies reviews. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees.  
Mbira Warehouse | Zvembira
If we don’t have it we can tell you who’s got it! Mbira Warehouse is the place for you if you need to know where to buy instruments, merchandise and music.  
Mbira: Definition with Mbira Pictures and Photos
Definition of Mbira with photos and pictures, translations, sample usage, and additional links for more information.  
mbira - Wiktionary
(music, in southern Africa) Any of several musical instruments, similar to a marimba, having a small sound box fitted with a row of tuned tabs that are plucked with the thumbs    

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