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    Nyamaropa Tuning - Child-Size

    Mbira
    40080

    $290.00
    Child-size Nyamaropa mbira (B pitch) made by Fradreck Mujuru
    Child-size Nyamaropa mbira (B pitch) made by Fradreck Mujuru ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 5 3/4" (14.5 cm) wide board with 6 1/2" (16.5 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound. This is a great mbira for children aged 6-9, or older kids with small hands! Older kids with larger hands can play the "travel size", #40001. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPNyamaropa Tuning "MBIRA Workshop Pitch (about B)"

    Mbira
    40000

    $295.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Tute Chigamba (can be easily tuned to Bb)
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Tute Chigamba (can be easily tuned to Bb)

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7" (18 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with modified bottletop buzzers and wired construction, gentle tone. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40001

    $290.00
    Travel size Nyamaropa mbira (B pitch) made by Fradreck Mujuru
    Travel size Nyamaropa mbira (B pitch) made by Fradreck Mujuru 6 1/4" 16 cm) wide board and 7 1/4" (18.5 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound. This is a great mbira for someone with very small hands! The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note around B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40002

    $270.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Josephat Mandaza
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Josephat Mandaza ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** 7" (18 cm) wide board, 7 3/4" (19.5 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with bottle top buzzers and bolted construction, bright sound. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40003

    $270.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Rinos "Simboti" Mukuwurirwa
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Rinos ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 7" (18 cm) wide board, 8" (20.3 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira (see above) with bottletop buzzers or wire with metal beads, and wired construction, gong-like sound. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. ***No more with bottle tops, only metal beads style. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40004

    $215.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Newtan Chihota
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Newtan Chihota ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** 7 1/2" (19 cm) wide board with 8 1/4" (21 cm) key spread. 24-key mbira with modified bottletop buzzers and wired construction, wide keys. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40005

    $245.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Paradzayi Gombe
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Paradzayi Gombe

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7" (18 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on a wire buzzers, and bolted construction. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40006

    $280.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Leonard Chiyanike
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Leonard Chiyanike ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK *** 7 1/4" (18.5 cm) wide board with 8 1/4" (21 cm) key spread, or 7 1/2 (19 cm) wide board with 8 3/4" (22 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with many bottletop buzzers and wired construction, wide keys, rich tone. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40007

    $270.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Gift Rushambwa
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Gift Rushambwa ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 6 3/4" (17.5 cm) wide board with 7 3/4" (19.5 cm) key spread; 24-key mbira with bottletop buzzers and wired construction, shimmery buzz. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40008

    $225.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Newton Gwara/Matemai/Newton Cheza Chozengwa
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Newton Gwara/Matemai/Newton Cheza Chozengwa ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** 6 3/4" (17 cm) wide board, 7 3/4" (19.5 cm) key spread. 24-key mbira with bottletop buzzers and bolted construction, unique tone quality can be heard on his recordings. Current batch look different than the photo, but we'll update it soon. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40009

    $245.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Charles Ruhukwa
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Charles Ruhukwa ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** 7" (18 cm) wide board with 7 1/2" (19 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on a wire for gentle buzz, and wired construction, sweet sound. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) . Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40010

    $270.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Samson Bvure
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Samson Bvure ***ONLY ONE IN STOCK*** 7 1/2" (19 cm) wide board, 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) wide key spread wide key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on a wire for buzz and bolted construction. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40011

    $250.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Samuel Mujuru
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Samuel Mujuru 7" (18 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, soft and mellow sound. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40012

    $240.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Munashe Chivese
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Munashe Chivese 6 3/4" (17 cm) wide board, 7 1/2" (19 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with bottletop buzzers and wired construction, gentle bright sound. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40013

    $225.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Edison Chivese
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Edison Chivese 6 1/2 to 7" (16.5-18 cm) wide board with 7 1/4 to 8" (18.5-20 cm) wide key spread. 24-key mbira with bottletop buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound, keys have soft touch. Please inquire about specific sizes. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40014

    $290.00
    "Regular size" Nyamaropa mbira (B pitch) made by Fradreck Mujuru
    ONE 6 3/4" (17cm) WIDE IN STOCK RIGHT NOW ***USUALLY ONLY AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER*** 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound. Please specify board width between 6 3/4" and 7 1/2" (between 17 and 19 cm). The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning.


    Mbira
    40015

    $255.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B Pitch) made by Tiri Chiongotere
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B Pitch) made by Tiri Chiongotere ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 7" (18 cm) wide board, 7 1/2" (19 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with orange bottletop buzzers and wired construction, bright buzzy sound. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40016

    $210.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B Pitch) made by Romeo Mhondiwa
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B Pitch) made by Romeo Mhondiwa 6 3/4" (17 cm) wide board, 7 1/2" (19 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with 2 shakers (not bead buzzers shown in the photo) and bolted construction. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40017

    $290.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B Pitch) made by Fradreck Manjengwa
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B Pitch) made by Fradreck Manjengwa ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 6 3/4" (17 cm) wide board, 7 1/2" (19 cm) key spread, 24 key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, sweet and clear sound with little buzz, beautiful wood with carved design. All carvings feature variations of a hut on a hill with two trees. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note a little lower than B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40018

    $250.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Stanley Mujuru
    Nyamaropa Mbira (B pitch) made by Stanley Mujuru ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 7" (18 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with eagle bottle top buzzers and bolted construction, full round sound. The tuning is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note around B) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPNyamaropa Tuning G Pitch

    Mbira
    40050

    $290.00
    Travel size Nyamaropa mbira (G pitch) made by Fradreck Mujuru
    Travel size Nyamaropa mbira (G pitch) made by Fradreck Mujuru 6 1/4" (16 cm) wide board, 6 3/4 - 7" (17-18 cm) key spread, 8" ( 20 cm) high, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound. The tuning is G nyamaropa tuning (lowest note is a G), which can be played with marimbas and Western instruments. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40051

    $270.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G pitch) made by Rinos "Simboti" Mukuwurirwa
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G pitch) made by Rinos ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK *** 7" (18 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, gong-like sound. The tuning is G nyamaropa tuning (lowest note is a G), which can be played with marimbas and Western instruments. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40052

    $270.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G pitch) made by Gift Rushambwa
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G pitch) made by Gift Rushambwa ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK *** 6 3/4" (17.25 cm) wide board, 7 1/2" (19 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with many bottletop buzzers and wired construction, shimmery buzz. The tuning is G nyamaropa tuning (lowest note is a G), which can be played with marimbas and Western instruments. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40053

    $270.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G Pitch) made by Samson Bvure
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G Pitch) made by Samson Bvure ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 7 1/4" (18.5 cm) wide board with 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) wide key spread or 7 1/2" ( 19 cm) board with 8 3/4" (22 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on a wire for buzz and bolted construction. The tuning is G nyamaropa tuning (lowest note is a G), which can be played with marimbas and Western instruments. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40054

    $290.00
    Regular size Nyamaropa mbira (G pitch) made by Fradreck Mujuru

    Temporarily out of stock.

    ***AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER - email erica@mbira.org*** 7" (18 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound. The tuning is G nyamaropa tuning (lowest note is a G), which can be played with marimbas and Western instruments.


    Mbira
    40056

    $270.00
    Nyamaropa mbira (G pitch) made by Josephat Mandaza
    Nyamaropa mbira (G pitch) made by Josephat Mandaza ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** 7" (18 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with black bottletop buzzers and bolted construction, bright sound. The tuning is G nyamaropa tuning (lowest note is a G), which can be played with marimbas and Western instruments. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40057

    $250.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G pitch) by Stanley Mujuru
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G pitch) by Stanley Mujuru

    Temporarily out of stock.

    6 3/4" (17 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with eagle bottle top buzzers and bolted construction, full round sound. The tuning is G nyamaropa tuning (lowest note is a G), which can be played with marimbas and Western instruments. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPNyamaropa Tuning "Medium Low Pitch (about G#)"

    Mbira
    40060

    $280.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G# pitch) made by Leonard Chiyanike
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G# pitch) made by Leonard Chiyanike

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7 1/4" (18.5 cm) wide board, 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with many bottletop buzzers and wired construction, wide keys, rich tone. The tuning is "medium low pitch" (lowest note about a G#) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40061

    $270.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G# pitch) made by Gift Rushambwa
    Nyamaropa Mbira (G# pitch) made by Gift Rushambwa ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** 6 3/4" (17 cm) wide board, 7 3/4" (19.5 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with bottletop buzzers and wired construction, shimmery buzz. The tuning is "medium low pitch" (lowest note about a G#) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPNyamaropa Tuning "Magaya Standard Pitch (about A#)"

    Mbira
    40071

    $280.00
    Nyamaropa Tuning Mbira (Magaya "Standard" pitch, about B flat) by Leonard Chiyanike
    Nyamaropa Tuning Mbira (Magaya ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK *** 7 1/4" (18.5 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with many bottletop buzzers and wired construction, wide keys, rich tone. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40072

    $295.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira ("Magaya Standard" pitch, about B flat) by Tute Chigamba
    Nyamaropa Mbira (

    Temporarily out of stock.

    ***OUT OF STOCK, BUT WE CAN EASILY TUNE DOWN HIS B NYAMAROPA TO THIS TUNING*** 7" (18 cm) wide board, 7 1/2" (19 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with modified bottletop buzzers and wired construction, gentle tone. The tuning is "Magaya Standard" (lowest note about a B flat) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40074

    $250.00
    Nyamaropa Mbira ("Magaya Standard" pitch, about B flat) by Stanley Mujuru
    Nyamaropa Mbira ( ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** 7" (18 cm) wide board, 8 1/4" (21 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with eagle bottle top buzzers and bolted construction, full round sound. The tuning is "Magaya Standard" (lowest note about a B flat) nyamaropa tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPGandanga/Mavembe Tuning

    Mbira
    40100

    $295.00
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Tute Chigamba
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Tute Chigamba

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7 1/2" (19 cm) wide board, 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) wide key spread, 28-key mbira with modified bottletop buzzers and wired construction, gentle tone. The tuning known as mavembe, or gandanga, tuning is similar to Phrygian mode, pitch of the lowest note is about an A. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40101

    $275.00
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Josephat Mandaza
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Josephat Mandaza ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** 7 1/4" (18 cm) wide board, 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) wide key spread, 28-key mbira with black bottletop buzzers and bolted construction, bright sound. The tuning known as mavembe, or gandanga, tuning is similar to Phrygian mode, pitch of the lowest note is about an A. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different. Mbira curently in stock have black bottletops.


    Mbira
    40102

    $320.00
    Travel size Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru
    Travel size Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru

    Temporarily out of stock.

    6 1/2" (16.5 cm) wide board, 7 1/2" (19 cm) key spread, 26-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound. The tuning known as mavembe, or gandanga, tuning is similar to Phrygian mode, pitch of the lowest note is about an A. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40103

    $270.00
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Gift Rushambwa
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Gift Rushambwa ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 7 3/4" (19.5 cm) wide board, 8 3/4" (22 cm) wide key spread, 28-key mbira with bottletop buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound with shimmery buzz. The tuning known as mavembe, or gandanga, tuning is similar to Phrygian mode, pitch of the lowest note is about an A. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40104

    $275.00
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Samson Bvure
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Samson Bvure

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7 1/2" (19 cm) wide board, 9 1/2" (24.5 cm) wide key spread, 27-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and bolted construction, mellow sound. The tuning known as mavembe, or gandanga, tuning is similar to Phrygian mode, pitch of the lowest note is about an A. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40105

    $250.00
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Charles Ruhukwa
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira made by Charles Ruhukwa ***ONLY ONE IN STOCK*** 7 1/2" (19 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) wide key spread, 28-key mbira with metal beads on a wire for gentle buzz, and wired construction, sweet sound, keys have a very soft touch. The tuning known as mavembe, or gandanga, tuning is similar to Phrygian mode, pitch of the lowest note is about an A. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40106

    $330.00
    "Regular Size" Gandanga/Mavembe mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru

    Temporarily out of stock.

    AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER: 7 1/8" (18 cm) to 8" (20 cm) wide board (specify width you prefer), 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) wide key spread, 28-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound. The tuning known as mavembe, or gandanga, tuning is similar to Phrygian mode, pitch of the lowest note is about an A.


    Mbira
    40107

    $315.00
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira by Leonard Chiyanike
    Gandanga/Mavembe Mbira by Leonard Chiyanike ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 7 1/4" (18.5 cm) wide board, 8 3/4" (22 cm) key spread, 27-key mbira with many bottletop buzzers and wired construction, wide keys, rich tone. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPNemakonde Tuning

    Mbira
    40150

    $340.00
    Nemakonde Mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru
    Nemakonde Mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7 3/8" (18.5 cm) wide board, 8 3/4" (22 cm) key spread, 27-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, deep rich mellow sound. Nemakonde is a low-pitched gandanga/mavembe tuning, lowest note about a low F. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40151

    $305.00
    Bass Nemakonde Mbira made by Samson Bvure
    Bass Nemakonde Mbira made by Samson Bvure

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7 3/4" (19.5 cm) wide, 9 1/2" (24.5 cm) wide keyspread, 27-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and bolted construction. This gorgeous very low tuning may be heard on CD 3457, played on an mbira made by Bvure. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPDambatsoko Tuning

    Mbira
    40200

    $305.00
    Dambatsoko Mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru
    Dambatsoko Mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7" (18 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, deep rich mellow sound. Dambatsoko is the tuning played by the large extended Mujuru family of mbira players. The tuning has almost major scale intervals, lowest note about a low E. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40201

    $295.00
    Dambatsoko Mbira made by Leonard Chiyanike
    Dambatsoko Mbira made by Leonard Chiyanike

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7 - 7 1/4" (18-18.5 cm) wide board, 8 1/4" (21 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with many bottletop buzzers and wired construction, wide keys, rich tone. Dambatsoko is the tuning played by the large extended Mujuru family of mbira players. The tuning has almost major scale intervals, lowest note about a low E. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPKatsanzaira Tuning

    Mbira
    40300

    $290.00
    Katsanzaira Mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru
    Katsanzaira Mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7" (17 1/2 cm) wide board, 8" (20.5 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound. Katsanzaira tuning is a very sweet high pitched Dorian mode tuning, pitch of lowest note about E flat. Katsanzaira means the sound of the first gentle rain before a storm. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40301

    $245.00
    Katsanzaira Mbira made by Charles Ruhukwa
    Katsanzaira Mbira made by Charles Ruhukwa 6 5/8" (16.75 cm) wide board with 7 1/4" (18.5 cm) key spread, or 6" (15 cm) wide board with 7" (18 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on a wire for gentle buzz, and wired construction, sweet sound. Katsanzaira tuning is a very sweet high pitched Dorian mode tuning, pitch of lowest note about E flat. Katsanzaira means the sound of the first gentle rain before a storm. Please note size you prefer. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40302

    $280.00
    Katsanzaira Mbira made by Leonard Chiyanike
    Katsanzaira Mbira made by Leonard Chiyanike ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 7 1/4" (18.5 cm) wide board, 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with many bottletop buzzers and wired construction, wide keys, rich tone. Katsanzaira tuning is a very sweet high pitched Dorian mode tuning, pitch of lowest note about E flat. Katsanzaira means the sound of the first gentle rain before a storm. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPMazingizi Tuning

    Mbira
    40310

    $280.00
    Mazingizi Mbira made by Rinos "Simboti" Mukuwurirwa
    Mazingizi Mbira made by Rinos 7" - 7 1/4" (18 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, low-pitched gong-like sound. Mazingizi is a low-pitched Dorian mode tuning (lowest note about an E flat), an octave lower than Katsanzaira tuning (it is possible to play them together). Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPSaungweme and Samsengere Tunings

    Mbira
    40400

    $270.00
    Saungweme Mbira (B pitch) made by Rinos "Simboti" Mukuwurirwa
    Saungweme Mbira (B pitch) made by Rinos **ONLY ONE IN STOCK** 7 1/4" (18.5 cm) wide board, 8" (20 cm) wide key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, gong-like sound. Saungweme tuning is a funky village-sounding tuning somewhere between nyamaropa tuning and a whole tone scale tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPNyamaropa Dongonda Tuning

    Mbira
    40500

    $280.00
    Nyamaropa Dongonda Mbira (B pitch) made by Josephat Mandaza
    Nyamaropa Dongonda Mbira (B pitch) made by Josephat Mandaza ***ONLY ONE IN STOCK*** 7 1/2" (19 cm) wide board, 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) wide key spread, 26-key mbira (2 extra high keys) with bottletop buzzers and bolted construction, bright sound. Dongonda tunings have all but the lowest right hand key (single row) an octave lower than usual. The mbira is "MBIRA workshop pitch" (lowest note about a B) nyamaropa dongonda tuning. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPGandanga/Mavembe Dongonda Tuning

    Mbira
    40520

    $285.00
    Gandanga/Mavembe Dongonda Mbira made by Josephat Mandaza
    Gandanga/Mavembe Dongonda Mbira made by Josephat Mandaza

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7 1/2" (19 cm) wide board, 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) wide key spread, 28-key mbira with bottletop buzzers and bolted construction, bright sound. The tuning known as mavembe, or gandanga, tuning is similar to Phrygian mode, pitch of the lowest note is about an A. Dongonda tunings have all but the lowest right hand key (single row) an octave lower than usual.b The one in stock has black bottletops. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPKatsanzaira Dongonda

    Mbira
    40530

    $290.00
    Katsanzaira Dongonda Mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru
    Katsanzaira Dongonda Mbira made by Fradreck Mujuru ***ONLY 2 IN STOCK*** 7 1/4" (18.5 cm) wide board, 8 1/4" (21 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, mellow sound. Katsanzaira tuning is a very sweet high pitched Dorian mode tuning, pitch of lowest note about E flat. Katsanzaira means the sound of the first gentle rain before a storm. Dongonda tunings have all but the lowest right hand key (single row) an octave lower than usual. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPOther Dongonda Tuning

    Mbira
    40540

    $305.00
    Dambatsoko Dongonda Tuning Mbira by Fradreck Mujuru
    Dambatsoko Dongonda Tuning Mbira by Fradreck Mujuru

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7 1/4" (18.5 cm) wide board, 8 1/4" (21 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on wire buzzers and wired construction, deep rich mellow sound. Dambatsoko is the tuning played by the large extended Mujuru family of mbira players. The tuning has almost major scale intervals, lowest note about a low E. Dongonda refers to the right hand keys (except the lowest) being an octave lower than usual. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    Mbira
    40541

    $295.00
    Muchenje Dongonda Mbira by Leonard Chiyanike
    Muchenje Dongonda Mbira by Leonard Chiyanike

    Temporarily out of stock.

    7" (18 cm) wide board with 8" (20 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with many bottletop buzzers and wired construction, wide keys, rich tone. This tuning is exactly one octave higher than Dambatsoko, and dongonda refers to the right hand keys (except the lowest) being an octave lower than usual. This tuning is beautiful played together with a Dambatsoko mbira, as the right hands interlock in the same range, while the left hands are an octave lower. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


    TOPKarimba (F Pitch)

    Mbira
    40910

    $235.00
    Karimba, also called Nyunganyunga (F pitch) by Fradreck Mujuru
    Karimba, also called Nyunganyunga (F pitch) by Fradreck Mujuru

    Temporarily out of stock.

    15-key karimba, also known as nyunganyunga. Lowest note is F. 5 3/4" (15 cm) wide board, 4 1/2" (11 cm) wide key spread. Metal beads on wire buzzers, wired construction, mellow sound, strong but easy to play keys will survive rough handling by children. Made by one of Zimbabwe's best mbira makers, these are also loved by adult karimba/nyunganyunga players.


    Mbira
    40911

    $195.00
    Karimba (F pitch) by Stanley Mujuru
    Karimba (F pitch) by Stanley Mujuru ***ONLY 1 IN STOCK*** 15-key karimba, also known as nyunganyunga. Lowest note is F. 5 1/2" (14 cm) wide board, 5" (12.5 cm) wide key spread. 2 eagle bottle top buzzers and bolted construction, full round sound. Strong and durable, may be too heavy for very young children. Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.


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