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Mana embudzi1/2024 The mana embudzi from central Mozambique is now the tenth mbira type supported by SR.
Matepe Preservation Project5/2023 Funded by German government, we will document the repertoire and matepe making process of 82-year-old master musician Chaka Chawasarira. matepe.org »
Kalimba mudoko3/2023 With the kalimba mudoko from central Mozambique, SR now supports nine different mbira types.
Mbila dzamadeza12/2022 The mbila dzamadeza from South Africa's Limpopo province is the eighth supported type of mbira on SR.
Muchatera Mujuru's mbira9/2022 Added samples and animation for Muchatera Mujuru's historical mbira huru, featuring a left index finger manual.
Mbira dzaVaNdau transcriptions8/2022 The 20+ transcriptions from Andrew Tracey's recent article The Mbira of the Ndau: Mozambique and Zimbabwe in 1972 are now available on SR.
The Art of Mbira Playing4/2022 About sixty mbira dzavazimu transcriptions from Gerd Grupe's book Die Kunst des Mbira-Spiels are now available on SR.
Mbira dzaVaNdau2/2021 With the addition of the nowadays very rare hexatonic mbira dzaVaNdau, SR supports all major Zimbabwean mbira types.
Mobile phone sampling1/2021 Seven mbiras from either the workshop or collection of Othnell 'Mangoma' Moyo prove that even mobile phone recordings with low levels may be perfectly usable for SR playback.
Instrument gallery1/2021 Explore pictures and metadata of all instruments on SR in the new gallery.
Karimba and nyonganyonga animation12/2020 Karimba and nyonganyonga transcriptions get animated vizualization, too.
Njari11/2020 Most widespread a century ago, today almost vanished, SR supports this polymorphic member of the mbira family as the sixth instrument type.
Analytic mbira notation7/2020 A powerful and expressive tool for analyzing and composing mbira pieces, and transforming their harmonic and rhythmic structure.
Learn more (click on the "Analytic" tab) »