In this second post, I reflect on my workshop content, method and the feedback I received.
New to composing? Looking for fresh licks and ideas? Or just fancy picking up a handful of free tunes? This short, refreshing and fun guide will open up new creative directions for you on your mbira journey (suitable for all abilities). Let's get started!
"An accessible, innovative and important addition to mbira literature". Find out what sets this book apart from other traditional Shona song books, view sample pages and check out reviews from academics, recording artists and enthusiasts around the world.
The must-have book for all mbira players, Unlocking Mbira is now available to buy. Check out our quick overview, example pages and reviews (academic and customer).
Mbira Spirit consists of artists and educators Amy Matamba from Vancouver Island, Canada and Tafadzwa Matamba from Magunje, Zimbabwe. In this feature, readers will find out how their paths met, and learn about their social vision and inspiring achievements.
Many of our readers will be familiar with the work of Michael Williams. In this feature, we join him on a passionate journey that started almost thirty years ago. Let’s walk through time together and find out where it all began, what he has achieved with the instrument, and how his books and free resources are helping mbira players around the world.
Summer has just come to an end and I'm grateful to be left with some magical mbira memories. Here's some background to my journey this year, and a gallery of photos from the workshops I led. In part 2, you can find out more about what I taught and how it was received...