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D# / Eb (closest chromatic pitch)
Buzzers dampened.
Chaka Chawasarira
This matepe got out of tune during transport, and most likely had been in Mr. Chawasarira's 'Low' tuning originally.
Tuned by Stefan Franke in a phrygian-like scale starting on the lowest right thumb key (effectively a Nyamaropa-like tuning for the keys matching the mbira dzavadzimu layout. This appears not to be a mode commonly used for tuning matepe - it's unlike all others in the archive and made AT not hear Siti as he would have expected it).
Stefan Franke
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Berlin, Germany

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