tales of zimbabwe

Tales of Zimbabwe
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It's deeply ironic that a country like Zimbabwe, which has been in the iron grip of an evil dictator essentially since independence, could be such fertile musical territory. The answer to that riddle, of course, is that there was music in Zimbabwe before Mugabe, before Rhodesia. Back in the days before the place was a colony, the mbira (thumb piano) was an essential instrument of Shona ritual, mystery, song, and culture, and its interlocking metallic tones continue to reverberate, even as they are being translated to the electric guitar and other modern instruments.