Thomas ‘Sekuru Gora’ Wadharwa & Tute Chigamba; Tute & Henry Chigamba – Gandanga/​Mavembe Tuning Mbira 4 Feb 1991

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Thomas ‘Sekuru Gora’ Wadharwa was Zimbabwe’s most famous and popular mbira singer for decades, known for his soulful vocals, and often hilarious lyrics…sung with a straight face! Here, the master singer and mbira player plays with friend and master mbira player Tute Chigamba on tracks 1-7. On tracks 8-14, Chigamba plays mbira with son Henry. Chigamba’s daughter Irene adds occasional vocals on a few tracks, and plays hosho on tracks 12-14 with one hand…while nursing her 2 week old daughter, held in her other arm!

Recorded by Brett Stewart. Mixed by Erica Azim. Photos by Todd Boekelheide and Julienne Battalia. [Total time: 92:56]

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Tracks

  1. Chipembere  [7:04]
  2. Shumba  [7:56]
  3. Dande  [6:32]
  4. Bukatiende  [7:36]
  5. Nyama musango  [7:06]
  6. Marenje  [5:12]
  7. Mbavarira  [5:06]
  8. Muka tiende  [4:40]
  9. Mahororo  [5:40]
  10. Danga mvura  [5:50]
  11. Nhema musasa  [5:44]
  12. Pasi mupindu  [6:00]
  13. Nyuchi  [9:24]
  14. Taireva  [9:06]

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Title Thomas ‘Sekuru Gora’ Wadharwa & Tute Chigamba; Tute & Henry Chigamba – Gandanga/​Mavembe Tuning Mbira 4 Feb 1991
SKU music-3011-download
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