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Nonesuch Explorer Series / Zimbabwe: the Soul of Mbira: E
Album:Zimbabwe: the Soul of Mbira: E Collection:World
Artist:Nonesuch Explorer Series Added:09/2003
Label:Nonesuch Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-12-22 Pull Date:2004-02-23 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:22 Feb15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb18 Jan4 Jan

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 17, 2004:Meat Man Whistle Punching Sex Contest
Nyamaropa Yevana Vavamushona
4.Feb 03, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Feb 10, 2004:Meat Man Whistle Punching Sex Context
5.Jan 27, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Feb 06, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum
Nyamaropa Yevana Vavamushona
6.Jan 13, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-11-13 
Since this was released in 1973, many of the performers on this disc have died. This stands, however, as a gorgeous record of some of the finest mbira players ever. They play (and sing) with a passion and skill that is thoroughly compelling. The hypnotic melodies and complex rhythms throughout make this a total joy to listen to, and the extensive notes are fascinating. One star for every track!

1. Recorded live at a village ceremony to honor the dead.
Great sounds of chanting/claps.
2. Wonderful interplay of mbiras. Soothing & hypnotic. Mid.
3. Mbiras & percussion back soaring vocals. Midtempo.
4. M & F voices, complex mbira layers. Haunting, uptempo.
5. Simon Mashoko sings/plays mbira. Fast spoken work poetry & soaring vocals.
6. Solo mbira & shaker. Light w/delicate variations in tone.
7 Deeper mbira sound. Spare, haunting vocals. Wow.
8. Complex melody, shaker, vox. Recorded live in a village.
9. Deep vocals, bright mbira sound. Catchy.

Track Listing
1.Nhemamusasa 5.Mbiriviri
2.Taireva 6.Nhimutimu
3.Nyamaropa 7.Nyamaropa Yevana Vavamushona
4.Kuyadya Hove Kune Mazove 8.Dangu Rangu