Mbira's Restless Dance

An Archive of Improvisation

; Cosmas Magaya

Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner and Cosmas Magaya's Mbira's Restless Dance documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. Les mer
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Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner and Cosmas Magaya's Mbira's Restless Dance documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart of this work lies the analysis of the improvisatory processes that propel mbira music's magnificent creativity.

Mbira's Restless Dance is written to be played. This two-volume, spiral-bound set features musical transcriptions of thirty-nine compositions and variations, annotated with the master player's advice on technique and performance, his notes and observations, and commentary by Berliner. Enhanced with extensive website audiovisuals, Mbira's Restless Dance is in effect a series of masterclasses with Magaya, suitable for experienced mbira players and those learning the fundamentals.

Together with Berliner's The Art of Mbira, in which he provides an indispensable historical and cultural guide to mbira in a changing world, Mbira's Restless Dance breaks new ground in the depth and specificity of its exploration of an African musical tradition, and in the entwining of the authors' collaborative voices. It is a testament to the powerful relationship between music and social life-and the rewards of lifelong musical study, performance, and friendship.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Volume I

Introduction

Guide to Mbira Notation

1 Bangiza (1)
2 Bangiza (2)
3 Bangiza (3)
4 Bangiza (4)
5 Bangiza (5)
6 Bayawabaya
7 Chakwi
8 Chaminuka ndiMambo
9 Chaminuka, We
10 Chandasarira
11 Chipembere
12 Chipindura
13 Dande
14 Dangurangu
15 Gorekore
16 Karigamombe
17 Kuzanga
18 Mahororo
19 Mandarindari
20 Mukatiende

Volume II

21 Mutamba
22 Muzoriwa
23 Nhemamusasa
24 Nhemamusasa yekutanga
25 Nhemamusasa yepasi
26 Nhimutimu (1)
27 Nhimutimu (2)
28 Nyamamusango
29 Nyamaropa
30 Nyamaropa Chipembere
31 Nyamaropa yepasi
32 Nyuchi
33 Shumba
34 Shumba yaNgwasha
35 Taireva (1)
36 Taireva (2)
37 Taireva (3)
38 Taireva (4)
39 Tondobayana
40 A Comparative View of Artists' Composition Treatments

Bangiza (1)
Bangiza (2)
Bangiza (3)
Bangiza (4)
Bangiza (5)
Chipindura
Karigamombe
Mahororo
Mukatiende
Muzoriwa
Nhemamusasa
Nhemamusasa yekutanga
Nhemamusasa yepasi
Nhimutimu (1)
Nyamaropa
Nyamaropa Chipembere
Nyuchi
Shumba

Acknowledgments

Om forfatteren

Paul F. Berliner is the Arts and Sciences Professor Emeritus of Music at Duke University. He is the author of Thinking in Jazz: The Infinite Art of Improvisation and The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe, both published by the University of Chicago Press. Cosmas Magaya (1953-2020) was an internationally renowned Zimbabwean mbira player, teacher, and cultural ambassador.