Mbira: Music of the Spirits of Zimbabwe
September 11, 2014
Zimbabwean master musician Fradreck Mujuru and Erica Azim play the healing music of the mbira (thumb piano), used by the Shona people for over 1,000 years to connect the living with their ancestors. Born to the largest extended family of mbira players in Zimbabwe, Mujuru has played mbira since the age of eight, and is now known internationally as an outstanding performer, teacher, and instrument maker, while continuing to play in ceremonies for the ancestors at home. Azim is America's leading proponent of the Shona mbira tradition, having toured with various Shona mbira masters, supported the tradition in Zimbabwe, and taught thousands of Americans to play the instrument. For more information about mbira music, visit www.mbira.org.
This concert has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.