We really think of a used mbira as a “broken in” mbira, because a new mbira takes about 2 years of regular playing to bring out its full tone.
Proceeds of the sale of these mbiras are used during the current pandemic to fund our program of food deliveries to mbira players on our recordings, who are all over Zimbabwe.
And if you have an mbira you’re not using, please donate it for this! We will fix it up and even replace any missing keys, so any condition is ok.
Currently available on 19 October 2020:
- B flat nyamaropa (Cosmas Magaya “Standard”) by unknown maker (great sound)
- B flat nyamaropa (Cosmas Magaya “Standard”) by Rinos “Simboti” Mukuwurirwa (2
- G nyamaropa by Charles Ruhukwa (low price!)
(G nyamaropa dongonda mbira by Samson Bvure and B nyamaropa by Tute Chigamba 1980’s were sold!)