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Ancient Wisdom: Songs and Fables from Zimbabwe
Ephat Mujuru
Ancient Wisdom: Songs and Fables from Zimbabwe
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
The mbira, a thumb piano from Zimbabwe, is an instrument used for trance induction and healing--it soothes the soul, accompanies storytellers, and inspires children and elders to dance. On this recording the mbira is in th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ephat Mujuru
Title: Ancient Wisdom: Songs and Fables from Zimbabwe
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Latitudes
Release Date: 8/27/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093785061625

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The mbira, a thumb piano from Zimbabwe, is an instrument used for trance induction and healing--it soothes the soul, accompanies storytellers, and inspires children and elders to dance. On this recording the mbira is in the hands of a master, Ephat Mujuru, who plays ancient traditional songs and his own compositions. Dumisani Maraire joins in on "Chirombo/Mhondoro," playing hosho (gourd shakers) and singing. On "Chamakanda Ephat" Mujuru plays mbira and tells, in English, the humorous folktale of the man with big ears, a story that teaches the value of honesty and integrity. The solo instrumentals on this release really shine--on the surface they are simple and repetitive, but they subtly shift and quietly reveal depths of mystery in the music. --Jeff Grubb