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Nonesuch Explorer Series / Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music
Album:Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series Added:Jul 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-22 Pull Date:2005-01-24 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jan 16Jan 9Jan 2Dec 12Dec 5Nov 28

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 08, 2015:Clean Copper Radio COP TALK
4.Jan 13, 2005:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Taireva (Version 2)
2.Jan 03, 2014:World Tour
Nhemamusasa: Excerpt 1
5.Jan 05, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Nhemamusasa: Excerpt 1
3.Jan 14, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Nhemamusasa: Excerpt 1
6.Dec 30, 2004:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Nyamaropa Yekutanga

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-08 
From 1977. According to the notes, the mbira dzavadzimu has 22-24 keys on a hardwood soundboard (read the notes to find out more). This typically fascinating Nonsuch Explorer release captures some beautiful and intricate playing.

*1. Sweet and lyrical. A gentle, mid-tempo instrumental.
2. Rather like #1 & by the same performers. Too short though.
3. Buzzing mbira, emotional vocals. Mid-tempo. Very cool.
*4. Soaring vox, mbiras in harmony, fluid & lively.
*5. Mbira & fast percussion w/whistling & vocals.
6. Fast w/claps, crowd noises, vocals, great live energy.
7. A simple melody that undergoes fluid changes. Midtempo.
8. Mbira & wailing vocals. Relaxed but with power.
9. Starts slow & picks up. Melodic with good vocals.
10. Vocals, mbiras in a warm, midtempo track.

Track Listing
1.Nhemamusasa: Excerpt 1 6.Nyamaropa Yekutanga
2.Nhememusasa: Excerpt 2 7.Taireva (Version 2)
3.Nhemamusasa: Complete 8.Shumba
4.Dande 9.Nyamamusango
5.Taireva (Version 1) 10.Chaminuka We