RARE Percussion – Mbira Alchemy Vol.2 (WAV)

By | July 1, 2022

 

Publisher: RARE Percussion
Website: splice.com
Format: WAV
Quality: 24 bit 44.1 kHz stereo


Description: The Mbira, pronounced “Mmm-beeeer-aaaah”, is a 29-key piano from Zimbabwe and Mozambique, made with metal tongs attached to the soundboard. The sound of this instrument is said to have mystical properties that “pleasure” the spirits. Although mostly used in traditional ceremonies, the mbira is also very popular in African pop music and is commonly performed in groups throughout South East Africa. No one can say for sure how and when Mbira originated, but its mythology is vast and includes stories of how mermaids or angels gave it to people.
Chris Berry moved to Zimbware as a teenager in the late 80s, where he was “adopted” by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. After 10 years of intense training and initiation, Chris became the first foreigner to receive the title of Gwenyambira or Master of Mbira. Since then, Chris has been invited to play at ceremonial gatherings all over Zimbabwe and has also hit the South African pop charts with his pop group Panjea from Mbira. These packs offer a unique blend of traditional Mbira melodies and grooves, as well as more modern compositions with electronic effects.

Content :
42 ONE SHOTS
267 LOOP


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