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    Tute Chigamba 25 January 1991: Solo & with son Garadziva, age 16, Gandanga/Mavembe Tuning Mbira
    Tute Chigamba 25 January 1991: Solo & with son Garadziva, age 16, Gandanga/Mavembe Tuning Mbira One can never tire of listening to mbira master Tute Chigamba! Even after listening to many of his recordings, there are new exciting variations to discover. This 1991 gandanga/mavembe tuning recording includes 10 solos, and then 7 duets with son Garadziva. Garadziva was only 16 at the time, but already an accomplished mbira player. Tuning: Gandanga/Mavembe. [Total time: 87:50]
    1. Nyatwa kutsinhira  [4:08]
    2. Taireva yekare  [5:28]
    3. Mutamba  [3:48]
    4. audio sampleNyama musango  [5:53]
    5. Nyuchi  [2:54]
    6. Dandemutande  [4:11]
    7. Chipembere  [5:14]
    8. audio sampleChipindura  [3:36]
    9. Shumba  [4:35]
    10. Shumba yatubwete  [6:06]
    11. Mbavarira “Nhimutimu”  [6:58]
    12. Dande  [6:08]
    13. audio sampleBhuka tiende  [5:39]
    14. Ndomutenda mambo  [6:48]
    15. Kariga mombe  [4:40]
    16. Pasi mupindu  [5:40]
    17. Chipembere  [6:04]


    Mabvuku Mbira Group 2017
    Mabvuku Mbira Group 2017 Let’s support mbira players who teach girls! Long LONG time mbira player Friday Mudzurure has been teaching mbira to people in his Mabvuku neighborhood of Harare for many years...including current mbira partner Charles Pfungwa Mutero. Mudzurure plays the last 3 tracks with two 10-year old girls they’ve been teaching. Enjoy Mudzurure’s funky kutsinhira bass lines! Very low nyamaropa tuning, no hosho. Tuning: nyamaropa. [Total time: 79:55]
    1. audio sampleKari mugomba  [10:08]
    2. Chipindura  [11:46]
    3. audio sampleChipembere  [8:30]
    4. Mahuhwe  [7:04]
    5. audio sampleMutamba  [8:22]
    6. Nyamaropa  [10:22]
    7. Taireva  [8:08]
    8. Nyamaropa chipembere "Nhimutimu"  [5:02]
    9. Muka tiende  [3:39]
    10. Mahororo  [2:12]
    11. Nhema musasa  [4:20]


    Samaita Vitalis Botsa Solo 2017
    Samaita Vitalis Botsa Solo 2017 More lovely healing music from Murehwa’s best! ‘Samaita’ Vitalis Botsa’s sweet mbira sounds and gentle vocals soothe and inspire...the spirits are listening. Tracks 1-3 are nyamaropa tuning (MBIRA workshop pitch, around B), and tracks 4-7 are mavembe (gandanga) tuning. Mmmm! Tuning: nyamaropa, mavembe/gandanga. [Total time: 78:42]
    1. audio sampleBangidza  [11:04]
    2. Taireva  [11:52]
    3. audio sampleDangu rangu  [11:26]
    4. Nyama musango  [10:42]
    5. Marenje  [11:20]
    6. Kanhurura  [6:10]
    7. audio sampleTadzungaira  [15:44]


    Dande Mbira Piece Intensive – Mavembe/Gandanga Tuning
    Dande Mbira Piece Intensive – Mavembe/Gandanga Tuning Dande is a piece from the over 1,000-year old Shona mbira repertoire played in ceremonies. The name refers to an area in the far northern part of Zimbabwe, renowned for its powerful spirits. This is a collection of recordings of Dande played in mavembe, also known as gandanga, tuning. Tuning: mavembe/gandanga. [7 tracks, Total time: 79:55]


    Nyatwa Mbira Piece Intensive
    Nyatwa Mbira Piece Intensive Nyatwa means ‘Trouble’, ‘Danger’, or ‘Misfortune’. The Chigamba family called it ‘Pfumvu yemhembwe’ (’Troubles of / danger to a duiker/small antelope’) in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, then ‘Pfumvu yenyasa’, later calling it Nyatwa. This collection includes perfomances of the piece in mavembe/gandanga tuning. Tuning: Gandanga/Mavembe. [7 tracks, Total time: 75:55]


    Munongedzo Mbira Ensemble 2017
    Munongedzo Mbira Ensemble 2017 Get ready to dance with this rocking mbira group from Mhondoro Communal Area, playing their second excellent album. The 3 mbira players each play different parts. They take turns at lead vocals, and each can really sing! Mbira is alive and well in Mhondoro! B flat nyamaropa (Magaya Standard) tuning. Tuning: nyamaropa. [Total time: 78:58]
    1. Muka tiende  [7:34]
    2. Mahororo  [7:32]
    3. Kariga mombe  [7:00]
    4. Kari mugomba  [7:28]
    5. audio sampleChemutengure  [6:58]
    6. audio sampleBangidza  [6:52]
    7. Chipembere  [6:48]
    8. Tadzungaira “Todzungaira”  [6:54]
    9. Nhema musasa  [7:24]
    10. Taireva  [7:00]
    11. audio sampleNhema musasa chipembere  [6:48]


    Kuperekedzwa Musango – Paradzayi Gombe 2017
    Kuperekedzwa Musango – Paradzayi Gombe 2017 Kuperekedzwa musango means to be accompanied in the forest, by spirits protecting and guiding one. Mbira is the music of the ancestors, which will help to keep their guidance with us in life. This talented young mbira player and mbira maker in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, adds boisterous vocals to a solid mbira style. This is an excellent recording for mbira students to learn from, and is played on a G pitch nyamaropa tuning mbira. Tuning: nyamaropa. [Total time: 79:46]
    1. audio sampleNhema musasa  [13:32]
    2. Muka tiende  [8:04]
    3. Kari mugomba  [8:50]
    4. audio sampleTadzungaira “Todzungaira”  [12:02]
    5. Mahororo  [9:24]
    6. Nherera  [6:38]
    7. audio sampleRwendo runo “Vadema tsanga”  [5:42]
    8. Taireva  [7:52]
    9. Nhema musasa  [7:18]


    Forward Kwenda & Erica Azim at Freight & Salvage 18 February 2001
    Forward Kwenda & Erica Azim at Freight & Salvage 18 February 2001 A live concert in 2001 featuring many tunings: tracks 1-3 are in nyamaropa tuning, tracks 4-6 are in mavembe (gandanga) tuning, tracks 7 and 8 are in nemakonde tuning, and track 9 is in katsanzaira tuning. Tracks 5 and 9 are solos, and the others are duets. Recorded by Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA. Photo by Mark Cohen at Zimfest. Tuning: nyamaropa, mavembe, nemakonde, katsanzaira. [Total time: 95:57]
    1. audio sampleMuzoriwa  [8:20]
    2. Chakwi  [7:38]
    3. Nhema musasa  [10:02]
    4. Shumba  [13:52]
    5. Tadzungaira  [12:20]
    6. Marenje  [12:58]
    7. audio sampleMukai tiende  [11:30]
    8. Dzauya mombe  [4:58]
    9. audio sampleDangu rangu  [13:47]


    Mbira Partners Forever! Fradreck Mujuru & Leonard Chiyanike 20 January 2017
    Mbira Partners Forever! 
Fradreck Mujuru & Leonard Chiyanike 20 January 2017 Both master mbira players and master mbira makers, Fradreck Mujuru and Leonard Chiyanike have been close friends and mbira partners since they met 50 years ago! When Chiyanike’s father worked near the Mujuru village for some years, the boys’ fathers became mbira partners, and then the boys became mbira partners, too. Imagine them playing Kariga mombe 50 years ago, and how amazing (!!!) their Kariga mombe playing is now. In Zimbabwe, one mbira song is often played for a long time before changing to another...30 minutes, an hour, or even more...particularly in a bira ceremony. Enjoy these satisfyingly long tracks. Tuning: nyamaropa. [Total time: 79:48]
    1. audio sampleKariga mombe  [40:04]
    2. audio sampleTaireva  [19:38]
    3. audio sampleTaireva yekare “Gorekore”  [19:58]


    Ndomutenda mambo Mbira Piece Intensive
    Ndomutenda mambo Mbira Piece Intensive Ndomutenda mambo ("I thank you, great spirit"), is Tute Chigamba's gorgeous variant of the traditional mbira piece Mbavarira. This collection includes 11 performances of the piece - solos, duets and groups – in mavembe/gandanga tuning. Tuning: Gandanga/Mavembe. [3 tracks, Total time: 76:43]

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