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Author Uchiyama, Mahealani, author.

Title The mbira : an African musical tradition / Māhealani Uchiyama ; foreword by Patience Chaitezvi Munjeri.

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : North Atlantic Books, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    786.8509 UCH    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description xxi, 102 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mbira of the Ancestors -- The Lamellaphone Family -- Entering the Circle -- Of Stone, Gold, and Blood -- Elephant in the Room -- Learning Mbira -- Other Shona Musical Instruments -- Mbira Dance -- Epilogue.
Summary "An introductory guide to the mbira: the spiritual traditions, historical perspectives, and practical applications of a sacred Zimbabwean instrument. In this accessible overview steeped in history and tradition, teacher and student Māhealani Uchiyama offers insights for learning about the mbira and actively engaging with it in an informed and respectful way.The mbira is made of a wooden soundboard and hammered metal keys. It can be played solo or accompanied by singing, clapping, dancing, percussion, or other mbira. In traditional Zimbabwean culture, the mbira is a spiritual practice that bridges worlds: for example, the realm of the ancestors and of healing energies with the worlds of the living."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Mbira.
Mbira music -- Zimbabwe -- History and criticism.
Shona (African people) -- Music -- History and criticism.
Music -- Zimbabwe -- Music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781623176495 (trade paperback)

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