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.