Soul of Mbira by Paul F. Berliner
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Soul of Mbira
By Paul F. Berliner

The Soul of Mbira

Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe New edition

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Soul of Mbira by Paul F. Berliner

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This sensitive, scholarly portrayal of Shona musicians and the African Musical tradition is highly engaging and comprehensive in its range of data. Paul Berliner provides the complete cultural context for the music and an intimate, precise account of the meaning of the instrument and its music. "Paul Berliner's The Soul of Mbira is probably the best ethnography ever written about an African musical tradition. It is a complete classic ...I know of no other instrument with the range of the mbira, and the book is equal to the instrument."--John Chernoff

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226043791
ISBN-10: 0226043797
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 141mm x 23mm)
Pages: 334
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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