Using this website
Notations: Mbira dzavadzimu
Notations: Mbira dzavadzimu (with extra keys)
Notations: Mbila dzamadeza
Notations: Mbila dzamadeza (bass on right)
Notations: Matepe / Madhebhe / Hera
Notations: Nyonganyonga / Malimba
Notations: 15-key Karimba 'Nyunga Nyunga'
Notations: Mbira dzaVaNdau
Makers & Players in Rural Mozambique
Learn Mbira dzaVaNdau
- How to sample mbiras
- How to slice up recordings (using Reaper)
- How to slice up recordings (using Audacity)
About this website
History / Changelog
Mbira dzaVaNdau "Danda" type: "TIC 272"
G (closest chromatic pitch)
Ndowoyo, Garahwa, SE Zimbabwe
Length variable: 20.6 at centre, quite crooked, W: at bottom edge of bottom irregular 19.9, bell-shaped hollowed out to 12.5, soft white wood, dirt and patina.
6 nails hold the right hand wall in place.
Tin rattle plate held in by transverse bar, with 11 bottle tops and string loop to hold right hand little finger.
Keys – lower rank 12, middle rank 13, top rank 5. Bridge propped with 10 nails, thick circular bar without scroll, held down with 5 splayed rivets and wire and nail at ends, with backplate.
Made by Mubati at Ndowoyo, 1972 and coll. by AT with Bonisa Isaac Sithole.
Last known owner:
get in touch.
Last known location:
Grahamstown, South Africa
Click on a picture to enlarge.