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The Good News From Zimbabwe: Healing Music of the Mbira

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Shapiro

Amidst all the negative things we hear about the government of Zimbabwe, it is easy to lose sight of the magnificent culture of the country. One of its jewels is the music of the mbira.

In and Out of Africa: Banning, Nora and Timbila

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Shapiro

About a month ago, I videotaped the band "Timbila" at their CD release party. Something happens when one observes a band through a camera. I found myself thinking that there was a story here.