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Mbila dzamadeza: "TIC 256"

C# / Db (closest chromatic pitch)
Buzzers dampened.
James Munyai
Jaco Kruger collection

[Mbira Catalogue:] Mbila dza madeza, VENDA
Made by James Munyai, Tshaulu, 1989. His 'small size' instrument. Octaves tuned large. Obtained via Jaco Kruger, Univ. of Venda.

[Instrument Inventory:] Small and light for a Venda instrument. Munyai tunes his octaves large. Has a wire handle on the top end. Writing on back: Venda mbila dza madeza made by James Munyai, Tshaulu, Venda, 1988. Tshaulu is the place where the bamboo for tshikona pipes grows.
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Grahamstown, South Africa

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