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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.
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.
|Currently, 100+ tunings of eight mbira types are available. Instrument Gallery » Explore the wonderful diversity of historical and contemporary scales, and use them for tuning your own instruments. Example tuning »||
Archives accessibleIn 2017, we started a project at the International Library of African Music (ILAM) to make the great variety of mbiras and tunings in the Tracey Instrument Collection, as well as Andrew Tracey's extensive personal archive of transcriptions audible and accessible to the world.
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