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    CD
    3608

    $20.00
    Dambatsoko Mbira Group 2016
    Dambatsoko Mbira Group 2016 mmmMMM! It didn’t seem possible, but the senior mbira players of the Mujuru and Manjengwa families play even better here than on their excellent 2003 album. Their luscious low-pitched Dambatsoko tuning mbiras and Manjengwa’s soulful vocals are so so satisfying. These musicians take their service to the ancestors very seriously, as their top priority in life, and their music reflects that. Tuning: Dambatsoko. [Total time: 79:56]
    1. audio sampleChakwi  [10:42]
    2. Nhema musasa  [10:12]
    3. audio sampleShumba yaMutota  [13:20]
    4. Dande repasi  [9:11]
    5. audio sampleNyamaropa yevaNhowe ‘Nyamaropa yaManjengwa’  [11:18]
    6. Bangidza  [8:54]
    7. Chaminuka  [8:48]
    8. Mutamba  [7:16]


    CD
    3605

    $20.00
    Fradreck Mujuru & Erica Azim 2014
    Fradreck Mujuru & Erica Azim 2014 Master mbira player and mbira maker Fradreck Mujuru explores a wide variety of the traditional Shona mbira repertoire here - playing 6 different Shona mbira tunings. From the sparkling Katsanzaira and Katsanzaira dongonda to the deep luscious Nemakonde and Dambatsoko tunings, Mujuru includes mbira standards, classic regional repertoire of the Mujuru family, and unusual pieces. Tracks 2,4,5, and 6 are played solo, and the remaining tracks are played with Erica Azim. Mujuru and Azim had been friends for 23 years at the time of this recording, collaborating not only musically, but also in supporting and promoting mbira music in Zimbabwe and around the world. [Total time: 79:53]
    1. audio sampleChakwi (Fradreck Mujuru & Erica Azim) (Katsanzaira tuning) [7:42]
    2. audio sampleMukai tiende (Fradreck Mujuru) (Nemakonde tuning) [13:22]
    3. Bhuka tiende yepasi (Fradreck Mujuru & Erica Azim) (Nyamaropa tuning) [5:58]
    4. Bangidza (Fradreck Mujuru) (Katsanzaira dongonda tuning) [4:59]
    5. Nyamaropa yeDambatsoko (Fradreck Mujuru) (Dambatsoko tuning) [7:05]
    6. Nyamaropa yavana vaMushonga (Fradreck Mujuru) (Dambatsoko tuning) [8:31]
    7. Ndangariro (Fradreck Mujuru & Erica Azim) (Dambatsoko tuning) [5:38]
    8. Mbavarira (Fradreck Mujuru & Erica Azim) (Mavembe/Gandanga tuning) [5:58]
    9. Nhema musasa (Fradreck Mujuru & Erica Azim) (Nyamaropa tuning) [9:00]
    10. audio sampleMasangano (Fradreck Mujuru & Erica Azim) (Dambatsoko tuning) [6:44]


    CD
    3472

    $20.00
    Fradreck Mujuru & Nicholas Jemwa 2009: Nyamaropa Tuning Mbira & Vocals
    Fradreck Mujuru & Nicholas Jemwa 2009: Nyamaropa Tuning Mbira & Vocals Fans of Fradreck Mujuru's expertly crafted mbiras and excellent mbira playing will enjoy hearing him playing one of his mbiras in nyamaropa tuning (MBIRA workshop pitch, around B), together with Nicholas Jemwa's joyous and very traditional vocals. The long tracks give the musicians time to go deeply into each piece, including Masangano, Mujuru's favorite. Mbira students are encouraged to play and sing along with this album! Tuning: Nyamaropa. [Total time: 79:44]
    1. audio sampleMasangano  [15:08]
    2. audio sampleBhuka tiende yepasi  [14:42]
    3. Nyamaropa yeDambatsoko  [15:04]
    4. Nhema musasa yaNehanda  [14:13]
    5. audio sampleKuzanga  [10:02]
    6. Nhema musasa  [10:14]


    CD
    3439

    $20.00
    Dambatsoko Mbira Group 2003
    Dambatsoko Mbira Group 2003 Dambatsoko is the name of the burial place of the Mujuru ancestors, and the family mbira tuning has been named after the place. On this recording, experience low Dambatsoko mbira the way it sounds at their village ceremonies, with singing and hosho (rattles). Fradreck Manjengwa, Fungai Mujuru, Fradreck Mujuru and Ambrose Manyukire. Recorded 2003. Musicians: Fradreck Manjengwa, mbira and vocals; Fungai Mujuru, mbira; Fradreck Mujuru, mbira; Ambrose Manyukire, hosho. Tuning: Dambatsoko. [Total time: 78:18]
    1. Bukatiende yepasi  [9:42]
    2. Bukatiende 'Dande Guru'
    3. Nyamaropa yevaNhowe  [9:47]
    4. Nyonganyonga  [9:29]
    5. Nyamaropa yeDambatsoko  [9:36]
    6. Mupfure  [9:32]
    7. audio sampleMutamba  [9:41]
    8. audio sampleMasangano  [10:24]


    CD
    3402

    $20.00
    Fradreck Mujuru & Fungai Mujuru - Dambatsoko Tuning Mbira 2002
    Fradreck Mujuru & Fungai Mujuru - Dambatsoko Tuning Mbira 2002 The Mujuru family have been mbira makers and great mbira players for centuries. The low Dambatsoko tuning of the family seems to be inherently meditative, and is fast becoming a favorite worldwide. This CD, with two Dambatsoko mbiras and no vocals, is perfect for meditation and bodywork. Fradreck Mujuru is known for his perfectly crafted instruments, as well as his talent and love for mbira. Fungai Mujuru is the gentle elder of the current clan of Mujuru mbira players, a great inspiration to the dozens of younger musicians in the family. Tuning: Dambatsoko. [Total time: 78:50]
    1. audio sampleMukazondidana  [9:39]
    2. Shumba yaNgwasha  [10:03]
    3. Nyonganyonga  [9:53]
    4. audio sampleMusakara  [10:11]
    5. Nyamaropa yevaNhowe  [9:54]
    6. Bangidza  [9:39]
    7. Pfodora  [7:06]
    8. Nyamaropa yeDambatsoko  [11:52]


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    3336

    $20.00
    Fradreck & Sam Mujuru 23 April 2001: Dambatsoko Tuning Mbira
    Fradreck & Sam Mujuru 23 April 2001: Dambatsoko Tuning Mbira Mmmmm, that special magic that brothers who play mbira together have! On this beautiful recording in the luscious low Dambatsoko tuning of the Mujuru family, you can hear every note clearly. The excellent performances of Mujuru family repertoire include some versions different from those on other recordings. The long tracks give the musicians time to really get into improvisation on each piece. Recorded in Highfield by Erica Azim. Tuning: Dambatsoko. [Total time: 92:07]
    1. audio sampleBhuka tiende yepasi  [12:00]
    2. Pfodora  [11:01]
    3. audio sampleMutunga homho "Hoto"  [12:12]
    4. audio sampleChaminuka  [10:38]
    5. Nhema musasa "Bhuka rine mavara"  [16:20]
    6. Masangano  [14:41]
    7. Nyamaropa yavana vaMushonga  [15:18]


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    3261

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    Mbira at Mujuru Village 1 April 1999, Part 2
    Mbira at Mujuru Village 1 April 1999, Part 2 The large Mujuru extended family, and Mujuru village (also known as Dambatsoko) are renowned for their many many talented mbira players. The neighboring Manjengwa family is spiritually connected to the Mujuru family and also known for their excellent mbira playing. Sitting on the hill, under the trees, these musicians relaxed and played the beautiful, low-pitched Dambatsoko tuning: Fungai Mujuru and Fradreck Manjengwa on tracks 1-6, Fungai and Fradreck Mujuru on tracks 7-10, and Fungai Mujuru solo on track 11. Enjoy 17 minutes of Chakwi, as well as a variety of other mbira classics. This is Part 2 of a two album recording. Musicians: Fungai Mujuru, Fradreck Manjengwa, Fradreck Mujuru. Tuning: Dambatsoko. [Total time: 90:53]
    1. Muka tiende "Dande guru" (Fungai Mujuru & Fradreck Manjengwa) (dambatsoko tuning)
    2. Nyamaropa yavana vaMushonga (Fungai Mujuru & Fradreck Manjengwa) (dambatsoko tuning)
    3. Mutamba (Fungai Mujuru & Fradreck Manjengwa)
    4. Masangano (Fungai Mujuru & Fradreck Manjengwa)
    5. Shumba (Fungai Mujuru & Fradreck Manjengwa) (o tuning)
    6. audio sampleBangidza (Fungai Mujuru & Fradreck Manjengwa)
    7. audio sampleChakwi (Fungai & Fradreck Mujuru)
    8. Mubvumbi (Fungai & Fradreck Mujuru)
    9. Nhema musasa (Fungai & Fradreck Mujuru)
    10. audio sampleChaminuka (Fungai & Fradreck Mujuru)
    11. Nyonganyonga (Fungai Mujuru)


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    3260

    $20.00
    Mbira at Mujuru Village 1 April 1999 Part 1: Dambatsoko Tuning Mbira
    Mbira at Mujuru Village 1 April 1999 Part 1: Dambatsoko Tuning Mbira The large Mujuru extended family, and Mujuru village (also known as Dambatsoko) are renowned for their many many talented mbira players. The neighboring Manjengwa family is spiritually connected to the Mujuru family and also known for their excellent mbira playing. Sitting on the hill, under the trees, several of these musicians relaxed and played the beautiful, low-pitched Dambatsoko tuning in various pairs: Fungai Mujuru, Fradreck Manjengwa, Fradreck Mujuru, and Alois Mujuru. Some unusual pieces are included, such as Nyonganyonga (20 hosho beat cycle) and Musakara (17 beat cycle). This is Part 1 of a two album recording. Tuning: Dambatsoko. [Total time: 93:00]
    1. audio sampleDande guru (Fungai Mujuru & Fradreck Manjengwa) [14:00]
    2. Nyamaropa yaManjengwa (Fungai Mujuru & Fradreck Manjengwa) [10:26]
    3. audio sampleNyonganyonga (Fungai & Fradreck Mujuru) [8:15]
    4. Nyamaropa yavana vaMushonga (Fungai Mujuru & Fradreck Manjengwa) [7:42]
    5. Mutunga homho (Alois & Fradreck Mujuru) [6:04]
    6. Nyamaropa yeDambatsoko (Alois & Fungai Mujuru) [4:12]
    7. Nyamaropa yaMuvirimi naMadziva (Alois & Fungai Mujuru) [6:30]
    8. Musakara (Fradreck & Fungai Mujuru) [9:42]
    9. Pfodora (Alois & Fungai Mujuru) [12:45]
    10. Nyamaropa yeDambatsoko (Alois & Fungai Mujuru) [8:44]
    11. Shumba (Fungai Mujuru & Fradreck Manjengwa) [4:48]


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    3250

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    Fradreck Mujuru 1998 - Dambatsoko Tuning
    Fradreck Mujuru 1998 - Dambatsoko Tuning Fradreck Mujuru is known worldwide for the perfectly crafted and beautiful sounding mbiras that he builds. This solo recording from 1998 reminds us that he is also an accomplished musician! Enjoy the rich low sound of the family’s Dambatsoko tuning on both mbira classics and Mujuru family repertoire. The pieces on tracks 1 and 3 have unusual cycle lengths, and all the tracks are long enough for advanced mbira students to learn from, if you have this tuning. Recorded 13 July 1998 by Erica Azim. Musician: Fradreck Mujuru Tuning: Dambatsoko. [Total time: 91:40]
    1. Musakara  [9:06]
    2. Nyamaropa yeDambatsoko  [9:40]
    3. audio sampleNyonganyonga  [13:32]
    4. audio sampleMasangano  [12:40]
    5. audio sampleTaireva  [8:24]
    6. Mutamba  [15:48]
    7. Taireva yekare "Mutegamutega"  [11:04]
    8. Chakwi  [11:26]


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    3110

    $20.00
    Fradreck & Samuel Mujuru 1994 - Nyamaropa & Dambatsoko Tuning Mbira
    Fradreck & Samuel Mujuru 1994 - Nyamaropa & Dambatsoko Tuning Mbira Sweet sweet SWEET mbira from these brothers who are wonderful mbira players, as well as mbira makers. You will fall in love with the song Chakwi... Tracks 1-5 feature Fradreck and Sam on nyamaropa tuning mbira (MBIRA workshop pitch, around B - play along!). Tracks 6-10 are in the luscious low Dambatsoko tuning of the Mujuru family. Tracks 6 and 7 are Fradreck playing beautiful solos, Sam joins him on tracks 8 and 10, and the late Norman Mujuru plays with Sam on track 9. This is a great relaxation and massage album. Recorded 10 & 18 Feb 1994 at Glen Norah, Harare, Zimbabwe by Erica Azim & Todd Boekelheide. Tuning: Nyamaropa, Dambatsoko. [Total time: 93:48]
    1. audio sampleChakwi (Fradreck & Sam Mujuru) (nyamaropa tuning) [9:24]
    2. Chakwi (Fradreck & Sam Mujuru) (nyamaropa tuning) [8:30]
    3. Bhuka tiende yepasi (Fradreck & Sam Mujuru) (nyamaropa tuning) [10:10]
    4. Shumba (Fradreck & Sam Mujuru) (nyamaropa tuning) [9:02]
    5. Mutamba (Fradreck & Sam Mujuru) (nyamaropa tuning) [9:46]
    6. Dande (Fradreck Mujuru) (Dambatsoko tuning) [8:26]
    7. audio sampleMutamba (Fradreck Mujuru) (Dambatsoko tuning) [6:58]
    8. Nyamaropa yeDambatsoko (Fradreck & Sam Mujuru) (Dambatsoko tuning) [8:34]
    9. audio sampleNyamaropa yevana vaVaMushonga (Norman & Sam Mujuru) (Dambatsoko tuning) [5:36]
    10. Nyamaropa yevaNhowe (Fradreck & Sam Mujuru) (Dambatsoko tuning) [17:32]


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