Nyamaropa for Practice


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Nyamaropa is one of the most important, and most ancient, Shona mbira pieces. You may wish to start out practicing together with the same part you are playing, also trying the track with hosho (gourd rattles), to hear where the beat fits with your part. Then, try practicing together with the part you are not playing, until you can hear the two parts meld. As you become comfortable playing the parts, try the faster tempo tracks. [Total time: 61:32]


  1. Kushaura (lead part) Slow  [7:08]
  2. Kushaura & Hosho Slow  [6:53]
  3. Kutsinhira (interlocking part) Slow  [8:52]
  4. Kutsinhira & Hosho Slow  [6:23]
  5. Kushaura Faster  [6:24]
  6. Kushaura & Hosho Faster  [8:27]
  7. Kutsinhira Faster  [6:01]
  8. Kutsinhira & Hosho Faster  [6:03]
  9. Kushaura & Kutsinhira Together  [4:44]

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Title Nyamaropa for Practice
SKU music-3505
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