Irene Chigamba & Erica Azim 2006: Live Mbira Concert in Berkeley, California

$20.00

Available as CD or download

SKU: music-3458 Categories: ,

Description

This rare live performance, by two of the mere handful of women performers of traditional Shona mbira music of Zimbabwe, is dedicated to the ancestral spirits of Zimbabwe, asking for an end to starvation. Mbira is very rarely played by women in Zimbabwe, but Irene Chigamba learned from her mother at the age of 8, then her father, before joining the first Zimbabwe National Dance Company and performing as a musician and dancer worldwide. Erica Azim fell in love with Shona mbira music as a teenager, and through years of determination, managed to travel to Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) in 1974 to study with several mbira masters. [Total time: 79:07]

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Tracks

  1. Ndomutenda mambo  [8:59]
  2. Vasina katura  [10:16]
  3. Shanje  [6:55]
  4. Shumba  [5:49]
  5. Kariga mombe  [7:34]
  6. Mbavarira  [8:26]
  7. Mahororo  [7:00]
  8. Mukai tiende  [7:03]
  9. Bembero  [5:07]
  10. Nyatwa  [6:11]
  11. Vasina katura  [5:32]

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Title Irene Chigamba & Erica Azim 2006: Live Mbira Concert in Berkeley, California
SKU music-3458
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