Vakaranga Venharetare – Live Concert in Berkeley, CA on 13 August 2008

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Vakaranga Venharetare means “The women who play mbira for ceremonies to call the spirits”. Mbira is played by very few women in Zimbabwe, but Patience Chaitezvi and Ambuya Jenny Muchumi were both raised by women who were traditional healers and spirit mediums. In this traditional environment, they began playing mbira in ceremonies as young girls. Their relationship with mbira remains extremely traditional, and the idea of performing mbira on stage as entertainment (this live concert) was a strange experience for them! Erica Azim fell in love with Shona mbira music as a teenager, and has played since the 1970’s. This recording includes both nyamaropa and mavembe (gandanga) tunings. A special treat is the magavhu (leg rattles), which can be heard on tracks 5 and 7. [Total time: 75:48]

Tracks

  1. Mahororo  [12:00]
  2. Nhema musasa  [10:51]
  3. Shanje  [4:52]
  4. Kanhurura/​Nyama musango  [6:14]
  5. Marenje  [2:47]
  6. Shumba  [9:44]
  7. Chipembere  [6:44]
  8. Kariga mombe  [6:40]
  9. Tadzungaira “Ndodzungaira”  [15:19]

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Title Vakaranga Venharetare – Live Concert in Berkeley, CA on 13 August 2008
SKU music-3459
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