ZHAMBAI DUO – Zimbabwean Lunchtime Concert

Thursday Sep 9, 2021


Lot 19

855 West Hastings St.

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Zhambai performs the polyrhythmic, hypnotic and deep traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe using the ancient mbira (thumb piano). This magical instrument has been used for spiritual means in Zimbabwe for centuries. The sound is reminiscent of water dropping, spirits talking, ancestors singing and blood pumping. Kurai Mubaiwa is one of Canada’s leading experts on the mbira and in addition to mastering the traditional repertoire, he also composes his own contemporary music for the mbira. In Curtis Andrews he has found an able and willing ally. As a duo, these multi-faceted musicians bring a message of joy and healing to themselves and the audience alike.