i’m a novice mbira player but haven’t played any on my mbiras in a long time – i miss playing. i’ve loved this instrument since i first heard it years ago. it’s amazing.
In Shona music, the mbira dzavadzimu (“voice of the ancestors”, national instrument of Zimbabwe) is a musical instrument that has been played by the Shona people of Zimbabwe for thousands of years. The mbira dzavadzimu is frequently played at religious ceremonies and social gatherings called mabira (sing. “bira”). (from wikipedia)