Deze (mbira resonator)

The deze is the low-tech amplifier for your mbira, and we have 2 sizes available, made in Zimbabwe. Place your mbira in the deze with the bottom edge of the board near the edge of the deze.  Use a stick (“mutsigo”) to wedge the mbira in tightly, with the bottom of the stick on the top edge of the bar holding down the keys. Hollow bamboo about 1/2″ to 3/4″ (1-2 cm) wide is the best, but any stick will do.

Sorry, 16″ diameter dezes are out of stock and there is currently no shipping from Zimbabwe for us to restock.  However, we DO have 14″ diameter dezes in stock, and they are shaped such that larger mbiras can be played in them.