Mbira Renaissance

Apr 22nd 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Mbira Renaissance

Gentle, rhythmical beats, and the strumming of thumb pianos, bring the music of Zimbabwe to life in the Blue Chair this night.

Mbira Renaissance gives original flair to the rich, ancient, classical musical genre that is Mbira.  

The music is delicate yet upbeat, the bass lines are reminiscent of the great chimurenga sounds of Thomas Mapfumo, reggae rifts are interwoven with jazzy melodies.

The polyrhythm of the traditional Zimbabwean mbira (thumb piano) sets the delicate foundation for the pieces. Maintaining the genre's musical traditions, the group sings primarily in the Shona language of Zimbabwe.

Check out this site for a taste.