Using this website
Mbira dzavadzimu (with extra keys)
Mbila dzamadeza (bass on right)
Matepe / Madhebhe / Hera
Nyonganyonga / Malimba
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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 135"
A (closest chromatic pitch)
Chisumbanje, Chipinge district, Zimbabwe
White wood, in-curved sides, very small flared bell-shaped body with side walls.
Rattle plate wedged under cross bar with 8 sea shells held with beads (shells added by Andrew Tracey).
Lower rank 12 keys, middle rank 11 keys, left top rank 5 keys. Tuning hexatonic.
H: 160, W: at bottom 156.
Upper three notes (LU/RU1'' to 3''), and lowest LL5,, synthesised from their octave counterparts.
Last known owner:
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Last known location:
Grahamstown, South Africa
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