Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of mbira.

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Examples

  • He had brought a rucksack of mbiras, a deze (a large gourd studded with bottle caps, to amplify and distort the sound) and some shakers (hosho).

    Michal Shapiro: The Good News From Zimbabwe: Healing Music of the Mbira

  • He had brought a rucksack of mbiras, a deze (a large gourd studded with bottle caps, to amplify and distort the sound) and some shakers (hosho).

    Michal Shapiro: The Good News From Zimbabwe: Healing Music of the Mbira

  • He had brought a rucksack of mbiras, a deze (a large gourd studded with bottle caps, to amplify and distort the sound) and some shakers (hosho).

    Michal Shapiro: The Good News From Zimbabwe: Healing Music of the Mbira

  • I'll give you one of my shekeres or mbiras, there's not a lot of dissonance you can create with those, and you can fake it.

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  • That night, as large clouds covered the moon, Jamila and the girls and women of the village crept from their houses, carrying drums, panpipes, mbiras, bells, maracas, and horns.

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  • That night, as large clouds covered the moon, Jamila and the girls and women of the village crept from their houses, carrying drums, panpipes, mbiras, bells, maracas, and horns.

    Girls to the Rescue book #2

  • His songs and instrumentals invite you into a private but comfortable world-like eating at the kitchen table, where Irish songs and Zimbabwean mbiras share a place, old hymns take on new settings, and the spirit of

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  • An evening of music "where Irish songs and Zimbabwean mbiras share a place" Brendan Taaffe in concert Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 7: 30 pm at Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill, Putney,

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  • In turn, Fleck is awestruck by their presence and the acoustic instruments he gets to accompany, including a 12-foot xylophone, a three-string lute called the akonting (which is a likely antecedent of the banjo) and palm-size pianos called mbiras.

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  • Jeder Missbrauch Wird Bestraft, (world premiere) for trumpet, string quartet, piano trio, and three mbiras, featuring Jerry Sabatini, trumpet.

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