Every band has its rock star, and Tanyaradzwa Gondo was the one for the Mbira
Entertainment during dessert will be provided by master mbira
Stella Chiweshe is known as the Queen of Mbira
in her native Zimbabwe, although she is also renowned as a singer around the world (she has performed at three Womad festivals of world music).
By using the mbira
, the traditional thumb piano which some conservative Christians associate with the ancestral cult (Matiure 2011), she is projecting herself as a cultural nationalist.
Master will perform with Chartwell Dutrio, of Zimbabwe.
music is portrayed as a medium for transmitting history and culture.
BH BHANG (HINDI) BW BWANA (SWAHILI) CS CSARDAS (HUNGARIAN) CW CWM (WELSH) MH MHORR (ARABIC) MR MRIDANG (SANSKRIT) MW MVULE (SWAHILI) MZ MZEE (SWAHILI) CZ CZAR (RUSSIAN) DH DHOBI (HINDI) DJ DJINN (ARABIC) DS DSO (TIBETAN) DV DVANOVA (SANSKRIT) DZ DZIGGETAI (MONGOLIAN) FJ FJORD (NORWEGIAN) GJ GJU (OLD NORSE) GW GWYNIAD (WELSH) HW HWYL (WELSH) JH JHALA (SANSKRIT) KH KHAN (ARABIC) KV KVASS (RUSSIAN) KW KWEZA (BANTU) LH LHERZOLITE (BASQUE) LL LLAMA (QUECHON) LW LWEI (BANTU) MB MBIRA
(SHONA) MG MGANGA (SWAHILI) NG NGAIO (MAORI) NH NHANDOU (TUPI) PF PFENNIG (GERMAN) PZ PZAZZ (U.
This time around new collaborations will emerge featuring Jan Mohr Secondary School Choir conducted by Vernon Sawyers, Mbira
artist Onai Mutizwa as well as introducing the brand new all-female band known as The Puppies.
Inelement is a new studio album from SoCorpo, the duo of performers Sasha Bogdanowitsch (voice, autoharp, bowed psaltry, mbira
array & electronics) and Sabrina Lastman (voice & bowed psaltery).
Each country has a different name for the instrument -- a mbira
in Zimbabwe, a deza in South AFrica, a limba in Tanzania, a likembe in Congo and a timbili in Cameroon-- but the principle is always the same.
As in my work concerning the blending of Zimbabwean mbira
dzaVadzimu and hip hop music (Mark 2011), I conclude by arguing that Gnawa Diffusion's use of Gnawa music is not ignorantly appropriative, but instead, performs the band's own kind of authenticity, one that transcends museum standards of representation and achieves something more heterogeneous.
However, two tracks cover traditional songs of the mbira
(a traditional metal-keyed instrument played within a gourd): 'Buka Tienda' and 'Karigamombe'.