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 136"
E (closest chromatic pitch)
Bar held by 5 bolts, quite crudely made, 29 keys, pine wood, H: 23, W: 22.3 at bottom, 22 at top, depth 3.5.
Aluminium rattle plate nailed on with 6 bottle tops. Keys have very high action, hardly been played.
Made by Bonisa Isaac Sithole, from Ndowoyo, Garahwa, in Jhb 1970.
Upper two notes (LU3'' and RU2'') synthesised from their octave counterparts.
Last known owner:
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Last known location:
Grahamstown, South Africa
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