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Discussion & Demonstration The Mbira, An African Musical Tradition

April 30 @ 2:00 PM PDT

Discussion & Demonstration The Mbira, An African Musical Tradition

A conversation between scholar Umi Vaughan and author Māhealani Uchiyama in celebration of the release of her book The Mbira, An African Musical Tradition. The book is an overview steeped in the history and tradition of the mbira, the ceremonial instrument of the Zimbabwean people.

The mbira is made of a wooden soundboard and hammered metal keys. It can be played solo or accompanied by singing, clapping, dancing, percussion, or other mbira. In traditional Zimbabwean culture, the mbira is a spiritual practice that bridges the realm of the ancestors and their healing energies with the world of the living.

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MoAD | Museum of the African Diaspora
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MoAD | Museum of the African Diaspora
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San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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