Masaisai Zim Mbira and Dance
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Masaisai Zim Mbira and Dance

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Our music is based upon the traditions of the mbira dza Vadzimu, a giant lamellaphone or "thumb-piano," from Zimbabwe. The mbira has been played for over 800 years in our country and has a rich repertoire of music, dance, and song. The sound of interlocking mbiras is both energizing and healing. Many fans become students of the instrument. Upon our three mbiras we stack up vocals, shakers, and hand drums in the first set, calling down the spirits and our ancestors to join us. In the second set, we add the guitars and drum kit to really get things shaking. The effect is magical and invigorating, while our dancers show the audience just how to move to our music in syncopated choreography. Our music is an ageless medicine for children, youth, adults, and elders. It has a universal appeal both to those who know it well, and to people who have never heard this kind of "chimurenga" music. We came together because of the waves, the masaisai, that have spread from Zimbabwe, and because we love to remember how good our home is through music. We will transport you there.