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   The Soul of Mbira
Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe
by Paul F. Berliner
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Category: Reggae & World Music
Code: 2506 |  ISBN: 0226043797 |  312 pp. |  Publication Date: 1981
Publisher: Univ Of Chicago Press
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
This sensitive, scholarly portrayal of Shona musicians and the African Musical tradition is highly engaging and comprehensive in its range of data. Paul Berliner provides the complete cultural context for the music and an intimate, precise account of the meaning of the instrument and its music.

"Paul Berliner's The Soul of Mbira is probably the best ethnography ever written about an African musical tradition. It is a complete classic . . . . I know of no other instrument with the range of the mbira, and the book is equal to the instrument."
? John Chernoff

Indigo's Comments
I heard a lot of mbira during my six months in Zimbabwe, and this book gave me new insight into the sophistication of this hypnotic music. ?geoff

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