Zambesi province, Mozambique, ca. Wood, shell, metal, beads. Martin , on view through December 7, the Department of Musical Instruments is presenting a series of monthly concerts on Friday evenings in the Museum's Charles Engelhard Court. The next concert in this series will be held on May 16, featuring the guitarist, composer, and instrument designer Trevor Gordon Hall. Trevor Gordon Hall performing an original composition on the kalimbatar,
What are they? Usually, thumb piano refers to either the mbira or its more modernised variant, the kalimba. Who uses them? Ephat Mujuru , Garikayi Tirikoti and Stella Chiweshe are three of the biggest names in 20th-century mbira. Here's a Spotify playlist. How do they work? Traditional mbira music is cycles of polyrhythmic, interlocking patterns.
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