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    The Munaku Brothers 2017
    The Munaku Brothers 2017 These young (30’s) musicians of Nyamweda in Mhondoro Communal Area are a lively group with a tight groove and a lot of potential. Brothers Anymore Tonderai Munaku and Anyway Munaku play mbira and sing together, and are joined by close friend since school days Garikai Matanhike on hosho. The mbiras are G pitch nyamaropa tuning, so those with that tuning will enjoy playing along. Tuning: G nyamaropa. [Total time: 77:09]
    1. Taireva  [10:04]
    2. audio sampleTondobayana  [10:40]
    3. audio sampleMahororo  [9:22]
    4. audio sampleKari muDande  [9:58]
    5. Shumba  [6:40]
    6. Bangidza “Chakwi”  [9:54]
    7. Mambo Chaminuka  [10:12]
    8. Tadzungaira “Nehondo”  [9:58]


    Tiri Chiongotere Solo 2017
    Tiri Chiongotere Solo 2017 Master mbira player Tirivangani “Tiri” Chiongotere of Norton, Zimbabwe, romps through fascinating styles of mbira classics in his first solo recording. He plays here on an mbira he made himself, in a tuning he calls “Nyuchi” (Bees) – it’s nominally nyamaropa tuning around C pitch. Advanced mbira players may be able to learn new styles from this recording, and everyone will enjoy listening! Tuning: Nyamaropa (. [Total time: 79:40]
    1. Nyamaropa  [8:44]
    2. audio sampleChigamba  [7:38]
    3. Chipindura  [6:02]
    4. Taireva  [5:06]
    5. Mutamba  [8:06]
    6. audio sampleChipembere  [9:08]
    7. Muka tiende  [7:44]
    8. Nyamaropa chipembere “Chipembere chepasi”  [5:01]
    9. Nhema musasa  [9:40]
    10. audio sampleKuzanga  [8:04]
    11. Dangu rangu  [3:55]


    Mhuri yekwaRwizi: The Next Generation 25 April 2001 - Nyamaropa Tuning Mbira Group
    Mhuri yekwaRwizi: The Next Generation 25 April 2001 - Nyamaropa Tuning Mbira Group These musicians at age 18 to 21 already played strong clear mbira in the style of their fathers – Cosmas Magaya, Hakurotwi Mude, and Mondrek Muchena of the famed Mhuri yekwaRwizi mbira group. They are joined on tracks 6-8 by big brother Frank Mude. Mbira students with “Magaya standard” nyamaropa tuning (around B flat pitch) mbiras will enjoy playing along! Recorded 25 April 2001 in Highfield by Erica Azim. Tuning: Nyamaropa. [Total time: 92:28]
    1. Nhema musasa  [12:58]
    2. audio sampleMahororo  [11:14]
    3. audio sampleDande  [11:16]
    4. Taireva  [10:41]
    5. audio sampleBangidza  [5:05]
    6. Muka tiende  [9:32]
    7. Chandasarira "Chawasarira"  [6:23]
    8. Chipembere  [8:20]
    9. Kariga mombe  [10:04]
    10. Chipindura  [6:55]


    Forward Kwenda 8-9 January 1997 – Mavembe Tuning Mbira
    Forward Kwenda 8-9 January 1997 – Mavembe Tuning Mbira Casual mbira playing by a master, caught on a recording walkman. The first 3 tracks have slow portions, intended as a learning aid. Listen to Kwenda explore the pieces... Tuning: mavembe/gandanga. [Total time: 80:51]
    1. audio sampleGonamombe rerume - teaching  [6:21]
    2. Gonamombe rerume - teaching  [6:31]
    3. Tadzungaira - teaching  [4:52]
    4. Mandarendare  [4:47]
    5. audio sampleZvichapera  [7:32]
    6. audio sampleMarenje  [11:02]
    7. Tadzungaira  [10:36]
    8. Tadzungaira  [2:26]
    9. Muzazananda  [11:41]
    10. Tadzungaira  [2:25]
    11. Chipembere nhimutimu  [5:28]
    12. Muzazananda  [3:09]
    13. Marenje  [4:03]


    Mhuri yekwaChigamba Kumusha Part 2
    Mhuri yekwaChigamba Kumusha Part 2 Part 2 of this exciting recording of the Chigamba family group, enjoying a casual evening in their village during February 1994. now late at night. 3 mbiras, hosho, makwa (handclapping), and vocals. Mbira & Vocals: Tute, Irene and Garadziva Chigamba. Hosho: Julia Tsitsi Chigamba and Mataure Chigamba take turns. Additional vocals and makwa: Ambuya Chigamba and various family members. Recorded 1 Feb 94 at Chigamba Village, Rushinga, Zimbabwe by Erica Azim & Todd Boekelheide. Musicians: Mhuri yekwaChigamba: Tute Chigamba, Irene Chigamba, Garadziva Chigamba on mbira; Julia and Mataure Chigamba on hosho; Irene Chigamba on lead vocals Tuning: gandanga/mavembe. [Total time: 93:57]
    1. Mutamba  [12:39]
    2. Marariromba  [9:18]
    3. Masongano  [12:53]
    4. Dandemutande  [7:30]
    5. audio sampleMahororo  [7:34]
    6. Nhimutimu [Mbavarira] [9:16]
    7. Ngozi yemuroora  [8:05]
    8. audio sampleShumba yatubwete  [7:00]
    9. Ndomutenda mambo  [8:02]
    10. audio sampleMarenje  [9:45]
    11. Tinovatenda  [1:58]

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