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    Books


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    35000

    $20.00
    Shona Lessons for Mbira Students (Download)
    Shona Lessons for Mbira Students (Download) Learn greetings and manners, and how to interact with your mbira teacher - important things like "Could you play slower"! We recorded author and master teacher Patience Chaitezvi saying each of the items in the book. We suggest using a program like iTunes to easily repeat over an over any phrases that are difficult for you. You will receive text (pdf file) and audio (mp3 files) in your download. For print edition, see Catalog No. 35001 Recorded August 2008 at Berkeley, California. Musician: Patience Chaitezvi.


    Book+CD
    35001

    $25.00
    Shona Lessons for Mbira Students (Book/CD)
    Shona Lessons for Mbira Students (Book/CD) Learn greetings and manners, and how to interact with your mbira teacher - important things like "Could you play slower"! We recorded author and master teacher Patience Chaitezvi saying each of the items in the book. We suggest using a program like iTunes to easily repeat over an over any phrases that are difficult for you. Print edition: Printed text and CD delivered by mail. For E-edition, see Catalog No. 35000 Recorded August 2008 at Berkeley, California. Musician: Patience Chaitezvi.


    Book
    35003

    $30.00
    Learning Shona
    Learning Shona ***ONLY ONE IN STOCK*** This book of Shona lessons by Dambudzo Ruzhowa (HarperCollins Zimbabwe) is a good introduction to the language: grammar, vocabulary, conversations to practice, translation exercises. When this book came out in 1997, it was the first one that didn't seem to be written by missionaries - a huge improvement over its predecessors. It has been reprinted in a second edition.


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    35004

    $30.00
    Mapira: Shona Ceremonies (Download)
    Mapira: Shona Ceremonies (Download) This book describes many different Shona ceremonies, including those done after death, ceremonies for ancestor spirits, and ceremonies for many types of 'shave' spirits, including mermaid spirits, spirits for playing mbira, and more. The author is Patience Chaitezvi, mbira player and immense Shona culture resource, in collaboration with Erica Azim. Available in print version, #35005
    1. Chapter 1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 2. Ceremony for a New Ancestor Spirit
    3. Chapter 3. Ceremony to Appease a Family’s Ancestor Spirits
    4. Chapter 4. Ceremony for a Family’s Female Ancestor Spirits
    5. Chapter 5. Series of Ceremonies After Death
    6. Chapter 6. Thanksgiving Ceremony (Matendo)
    7. Chapter 7. Mukwerera Rain-making Ceremony
    8. Chapter 8. Shave Ceremonies: Njuzu (Mermaid Spirits)
    9. Chapter 9. Other Shave Ceremonies
    10. Chapter 10. Appropriate Behavior in Ceremonies
    11. Figures
    12. Glossary


    Book
    35005

    $37.00
    Mapira: Shona Ceremonies (Book)
    Mapira: Shona Ceremonies (Book) This book describes many different Shona ceremonies, including those done after death, ceremonies for ancestor spirits, and ceremonies for many types of 'shave' spirits, including mermaid spirits, spirits for playing mbira, and more. The author is Patience Chaitezvi, mbira player and immense Shona culture resource, in collaboration with Erica Azim. Also available as a download, #35004.
    1. Chapter 1. Introduction
    2. Chapter 2. Ceremony for a New Ancestor Spirit
    3. Chapter 3. Ceremony to Appease a Family’s Ancestor Spirits
    4. Chapter 4. Ceremony for a Family’s Female Ancestor Spirits
    5. Chapter 5. Series of Ceremonies After Death
    6. Chapter 6. Thanksgiving Ceremony (Matendo)
    7. Chapter 7. Mukwerera Rain-making Ceremony
    8. Chapter 8. Shave Ceremonies: Njuzu (Mermaid Spirits)
    9. Chapter 9. Other Shave Ceremonies
    10. Chapter 10. Appropriate Behavior in Ceremonies
    11. Figures
    12. Glossary


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