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The soul of mbira : music and traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe / Paul Berliner.


Berkeley : University of California Press, [1978] .
ISBN 0520033159, 9780520033153

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Subjects Lamellophon.
Mbira music -- History and criticism.
Mbira music.
Mbira.
Music
Music -- Zimbabwe -- History and criticism.
Musical instruments -- Zimbabwe.
Musical instruments.
Musik.
Schona.
Shona (African people) -- Music -- History and criticism.
Shona (African people) -- Music.
Shona (volk)
Zimbabwe.
Series Perspectives on Southern Africa ; 26.
Description xx, 280 pages, [15] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Discography: page 269.
Filmography: page 270.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-268) and index.
Contents African mbira and the music of the Shona -- An overview of Shona mbira -- The nature of mbira music -- In performance : the Shona mbira ensemble and the relationship between the mbira player and the mbira -- Learning the mbira -- The poetry of the mbira -- Music and spirit possession at a Shona bira -- The law of mbira : mbira in the lives of performers and the changing status of mbira music -- Appendix I : Kudeketera song texts -- Appendix II : Absolute tunings (c.p.s.) of five mbira DzaVadzimu -- Appendix III : Building and playing a Shona karimba -- Discography : Shona mbira music.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Zimbabwe
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4563029
(OCoLC)ocm04563029
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Berliner, Paul.
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