Katsanzaira Mbira made by Leonard Chiyanike


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7 1/4″ (18.5 cm) wide board, 8 1/2″ (21.5 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with many bottletop buzzers and wired construction, wide keys, rich tone. Katsanzaira tuning is a very sweet high pitched Dorian mode tuning, pitch of lowest note about E flat. Katsanzaira means the sound of the first gentle rain before a storm.

Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.

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Title Katsanzaira Mbira made by Leonard Chiyanike
SKU mbiras-40302
Product Format


Mbira Tuning