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· Jan · 24 Fri 8:30 pm at Blue Chair Cafe
9624 - 76 AV NW Edmonton, AB T6C 0K3
Phone: 780-989-2861

Tickets: $15.00 at the door

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Mbira Renaissance

Mbira Renaissance

Edmonton, AB
Folk / World

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18+ No Minors // General Admission // Show at 8:30 pm

 


 

The Mbira Renaissance Band is a lively musical act that will have any audience up and dancing! The band gives original flair to the rich, ancient, classical musical genre that is mbira music. Maintaining the genres' musical traditions, the group sings primarily in the Shona language of Zimbabwe. The music is delicate yet upbeat, the bass lines are reminiscent of the great chimurenga sounds of Thomas Mapfumo, reggae rifts are interwoven with jazzy melodies and the polyrhythm of the traditional Zimbabwean mbira sets the delicate foundation for the pieces.