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Notations: Mbila dzamadeza (bass on right)
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Notations: 15-key Karimba 'Nyunga Nyunga'
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Transcriptions by Andrew Tracey "The Matepe Mbira Music of Rhodesia" in: African Music Vol. 4, No. 4 (1970), pp. 37-61
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"Aroyiwa Mwana" (Mkota) "Dairai Romba" (Darwin, Chioco)
Aroyiwa Mwana ("The child has been bewitched") Associated ILAM recordings: TR213-B2 Saini Madera playing 'Aroyiwa Mwana' solo, version 1 TR213-B3 Saini Madera playing solo, version 2 HTFT781-T2-T1B4 Saini Murira plays 'Waroya Mwana' solo version 3 TR212-A2 Group playing 'Aroyiwa Mwana' consisting of: Saini Madera, Saini Murira, Thomas Dzamwarira, Simbi Karimansega and Timoti (singers) Earlier recording session by Hugh Tracey, 21st May 1958 at Goromonzi camp, Mkota, S.Rhodesia: HTFT587-M59-M3E13 Group playing 'Aroyiwa Mwana' consisting of Saini Murira, Chingaipa Madzikuminga, Zhogi Muzengedza and Saini Madera (drum) From the University of Washington Ethnomusicology archives you can look up Dr. Robert Kauffman's matepe recordings from 1971 at Nyahuku River School in present day Mudzi district: Unit ID: 1971021-0040 This reel contains a version of 'Aroyiwa Mwana' performed by Saini Madera, Saini Murira, Saini Djombo and Garaji Nyamutya
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Mbira dzavadzimu (with extra keys)
Mbila dzamadeza (bass on right)
Matepe / Madhebhe / Hera
Nyonganyonga / Malimba
15-key Karimba 'Nyunga Nyunga'
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Chaka Chawasarira's numbering
James Kamwaza's numbering
Rattletree forum numbering
Notation used in the tables below
---- Other Notations
Pitch.4 --> Pitch+Octaves.4
Pitch.4 --> Pitch.1
Pitch.4 --> James Kamwaza's numbering
Pitch.4 --> Rattletree forum numbering
Pitch.4 --> Chaka Chawasarira's numbering
---- Other Instruments
Pitch.4 --> Mbira dzavadzimu: Pitch
Pitch.4 --> Nyonganyonga / Malimba: Pitch.1
Pitch.4 --> Njari: Pitch.1
Pitch.4 --> Njari: Pitch.4
Shift Down 1
Shift Down 2
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Cycle Down 2
Cycle Down 3
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