Musimboti

Artist: Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center

Musimboti is a collection of tracks recorded by various Kutsinhira bands and members. It includes marimba, mbira, drumming and singing.

“I’m enjoying listening to this collection of marimba and mbira songs much more than I might expect to enjoy just any class recital. The Kutsinhira Center in Eugene has been spawning good players for a long time, and the ensembles represented here are fine examples. The album is enhanced by Zimbabwean guests Beauler Dyoko, Cosmas Magaya, and Musekiwa Chingodza, who perform with one another and with the Kutsinhira members on nearly every track. Mbira is well represented on Musimboti with Serevende Nyamaropa played by Musekiwa Chingodza and Jennifer Kyker, Nhemamusasa by Musekiwa, Beauler, and Cosmas, and Taireva played by Cosmas and friends.”
— Paul Novitski, Dandemutande

Tracks:

  • Taireva (marimba)
  • Nhemamusasa (marimba)
  • Serevende Nyamaropa (mbira)
  • Kapotso Unondo Tamba Iwewe (marimba)
  • Kasahwa (marimba)
  • Nhemamusasa (mbira)
  • Kumakomo (marimba)
  • Sikokiyana (marimba)
  • Taireva (mbira)
  • Chipembere ya Stavo (marimba)
  • Hwende (drums and vocals)
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Hokoyo Live

Artist: Hokoyo Marimba

Hokoyo’s second release, recorded live in Eugene, Oregon, captures the excitement of these talented young players. Feels as if you are actually there, live in concert.

Tracks:

  • Bangidza
  • Ndangariro
  • Hombi
  • Kapotso
  • ChipembereyaStavo
  • Kutambarara
  • Todzungaira
  • Zomba
  • Shumba
  • Zendekaiwa
  • Sikokiyana
  • Sekuru Joe
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Chipembere

Artist: Hokoyo Marimba

Recorded in 2006, this is Hokoyo Marimba’s first and only studio recording. 20% of CD sales proceeds go to Kutsinhira’s Zimbabwe Community Development Project.

Tracks:

  • Chipembere
  • Zendekaiwa
  • Chemutengure
  • Kapotso
  • Nhemamusasa
  • Ncuzu
  • Hombi
  • Sikokiyana
  • Sekuru Joe
  • Todzungaira
  • Zomba
  • Tipe Tizwe
  • Mbira / Amaxoxo
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Ndangariro

Artist: Cosmas Magaya and Beauler Dyoko

This is the last, historic recording made together by the celebrated traditional mbira partners, Cosmas Magaya and Beauler Dyoko. Ndangariro means remembrance, reflection on past events, and this album is offered in tribute to the great Ambuya (Grandmother) Beauler Dyoko, the first female Zimbabwean recording artist, who passed away in 2013. She is greatly missed by fans of traditional Zimbabwean music. Cosmas Magaya, also a long time giant amongst Zimbabwean mbira players, first met Beauler Dyoko in the 1970s, and the two legends formed a friendship that has lasted these many years. Between 1994 and the present, they have also delighted many audiences throughout the US, Canada, and Europe as a performing team. In this, their final album, you will hear the expert mbira playing and lively vocals that have delighted many audiences throughout the US, Canada, and Europe as a duo. Kutsinhira recommends that you buy the physical 6-panel CD – for its beautiful photographs, liner notes and translation by Cosmas Magaya, and general historical value.

All proceeds from sales go to Cosmas Magaya and to the family of Beauler Dyoko.

Tracks:

  • Bangiza (6:22)
  • Mukatiende/Bhukatiende (6:50)
  • Nhemamusasa (7:07)
  • Dangurangu (6:16)
  • Tondobayana (3:32)
  • MhondoroDzinonwa (5:38)
  • Dindingwe (4:29)
  • NyamaropayePasi (8:00)
  • Conversation (2:05)
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Tomutenda Mambo

Artist: Mhofela (Musekiwa Chingodza and Bud Cohen)

Bud and I had such a great time during our 2010 tour, and the music was so good, that we decided to put this album together showcasing some of the songs we were playing. We would like to thank Amai Shumba and Mark for putting this CD together, Thaddeus for his expert recording, and all of our friends who made our 2010 tour worthwhile. One Love Still… ~ Musekiwa

Tracks:

  • Chamutengure (7:07)
  • Mukai Tiende (9:51)
  • Tomutenda Mambo (7:46)
  • Sarura Wako (10:00)
  • Karigamombe (6:16)
  • Dande (7:46)
  • Nhemamusasa (7:59)
  • Serevende of Nyamaropa (5:34)
  • Chikende (7:22)
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Kutema Musasa

Artist: Musekiwa Chingodza

Recorded by Dan Pauli in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during Musekiwa’s 2006 visit, Kutema Musasa is truly a solo album. The mood of the album is sweet and meditative, enjoyable for listeners of all ages.

Tracks:

  • Nhemamusasa
  • Chikokiyana
  • NdofambaNaye
  • Ndizarurire
  • Chikende
  • Dande
  • Shumba Yangwasha
  • Nyamamusango
  • Taireva
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Tauya Kune Vamwe

Artist: Musekiwa Chingodza with Sumi Madzitateguru

Musekiwas latest release from 2017.

Tracks:

  • NhimuTimuyaNyamaropa
  • Marenje
  • Mukai Tiende
  • ChamutengureDambatsoko
  • Nhemamusasa
  • ServenderaNyamaropa
  • Chamutengure 16 keys Nyunga Nyunga
  • Bangiza
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Solo

Artist: Musekiwa Chingodza

“Solo”- VaChingodza Buda Pachena, recorded in 2004, is really a collaboration with Jennifer Kyker playing hosho (shakers) accompaniment. The subtitle means, “Mr. Chingodza, show your talents!” The album includes 6 ceremonial songs plus Musekiwa’s original composition, Rega Kuchema.

Tracks:

  • Todzungaira
  • Dande
  • Zimbaravashe
  • RegaKuchema
  • Chipembere
  • Nhemamusasa
  • VanaVapera
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Chipendani Music from Zimbabwe

Artist: Sekuru Compound Muradzikwa

Sekuru Compound Muradzikwa shares his unique style of performance on the Zimbabwean chipendani, or mouthbow.  Compiled from a series of field recordings made by Jennifer Kyker at the Imire Game Park, where Sekuru Muradzikwa has been employed as a security guard for over twenty years, the album includes a rare recording of the dzikamunhenga groundbow.

Tracks:

  • Mabhiza
  • BhutsuMutandarika
  • 1963
  • Tsoko
  • MusoroPasi
  • Ndezvemeso
  • YekufudzaMombe
  • Tambaoga
  • Zivaoga
  • Gwirambira
  • TochayaMablue
  • NdoendaNababa
  • TaimbotandaraTiriVaviri
  • RwiyoRwemashaviOkuvhima
  • Mai VakoChiramwira
  • DhongiRinopengaMuzimbabwe
  • KutukaAnorima
  • NyararaMuchazviona
  • BhutsuMutandarikaII
  • KurambaMurumeaneMombe
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