Traditional Mbiras handcrafted by Clelio Vilanculos in Mozambique.

Musical instrument spread throughout the African continent. Different names, depending on countries and peoples: Malimba, mbira, kisaanji, likembe, Sanza ..

It has a set of slides of different length and material, hard but flexible, such as metal or cane. Are attached to a bridge at one end, and they have free the other, so that make sounds when pressed with your fingers on the free ends. The dimensions of the plates determine the frequencies that can vibrate, resulting in different grades to give. Thus, varying the tone or tune the instrument amounts to lengthen or decrease the length of the plates. The soundboard is built on the bridge can take many forms and be of different materials. They may also be of solid wood. It is holding with both hands and played with the thumbs.

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Mbira 15 notes with pick-up

Price €225.00
The Mbira in the Mozambican socio-cultural and historical context The Mbira is a source of identity, recreation, education and social cohesion for the VaNyungwe, VaShona, VaSena, VaNdawu, VaTsonga ethnic groups of Mozambique. Its first records in Mozambique, dates from 1586, this being an instrument played and manufactured to this day.