Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Something for the fun ot it!

Reece Museum Program by Ilene Evans

I did a family storytelling program at Barnes and Nobles over the weekend.
Mbira - the thumb piano that I played is an African American adaptation of the African mbira from Zimbabwe. To read some more about their significance in the culture in Zimbabwe here are to sites to visit: http://www.mbira.org/instrument.html and http://www.mbira.org/shonaculture.html

Baba Jamal Koram has had an American artist make an African American version of the traditional instrument that is very nice to play.



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