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Shona music of Zimbabwe by mbira masters
"Whidbey Island Marimba is sponsoring a performance of the Shona music of Zimbabwe on Nov. 5, 7 p.m. at Langley United Methodist Church, featuring two mbira masters. The mbira is the primary traditional instrument of the Shona people, played for over 1,000 years for religious rituals, royal courts and social occasions. Known for its interlocking melodies and rich polyphony and polyrhythms, the mbira today is also played in contexts including personal meditation, traditional healing and ceremonies.Tickets at the door are $10; call Dana at 321-3868 for more information. "