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The Indelible Mark of the Mbira

The multi-named thumb piano is quite an important foundational instrument for contemporary music all over the world, although it’s perhaps not always recognized as such. In Congo, colonial era missionaries…..

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Yasiin Bey plays a mbira …

[brightcove vid=1834387612001&exp3=672912957001&surl=http://c.brightcove.com/services&pubid=1578131987&pk=AQ~~,AAAAAF4QYhM~,8vMx38_7mU4SgZM9MmVRmS1UV8wEysw8&lbu=http://www.gq.com/video/videos/yasiin-bey-mos-def&w=486&h=412] This was done for GQ Magazine. He also raps half-heartedly. I suppose, we should be “tril(led).” He should’ve asked Shabazz Palaces* about what you can do with a…..