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Mbira Instruments from Zimbabwe

Swahili Modern


  • This mbira (pronounced UM-beer-ra), consisting of a hand-carved wooden base with attached staggered recycled metal tines and with a resonator to add a little buzz, is played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. A particularly common musical instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, it is also often an important instrument to be played at religious ceremonies, weddings, and other social gatherings.

    A beautiful gift for world music enthusiasts!

    15 Note Mbira measures 5"L x 1"W x 8"T.

    23 Note Mbira measures 8"L x 1"W x 9.5"T.

    Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.

  • Artisans handcraft quality musical instruments that traditionally figure strongly in Shona ceremonies, using recycled wood and metal.


Vendor: Swahili Modern

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