Mbira Music Evokes Spiritual Feelings - Gweru Mbira Crew

Author : UmairMushtaq
Publish Date : 2021-05-24


Mbira Music Evokes Spiritual Feelings - Gweru Mbira Crew

When I first listened to the mbira sound, I wanted to hear more and more. I could not stop it, I was sick until I learned to play, so I
could hear these sounds, said the Zimbabwe's Mbira Queen maestro, Stella Rambisai Chiweshe.

The above experience is not unique to Stella, as she is known by her legions of fans. Those were the same feelings that drove the only
Mbira music ensemble in Gweru, the Midlands Mbira Crew to the traditional beat.

The group is a brainchild of three mbira enthusiasts, Trymore Marowa,
Chigama Hope and James Chiguvare was formed in November last year.
The trio reveals that as they play and listen to the Mbira beat they
get "engrossed by the spiritual world", they get possessed with
ancestral powers "that can cast the evils of society away."

Martin Mgwagwa, the Manager of the group, said feelings of the artful
way ancestors lived made them play mbira music, an art he says is
"innate and does not need formal education."

He added that the traditional beat is unique, compared to others as
Sungura as one plays using instruments that are not connected to
external wires.

"Mbira as part of art music is distinct from Sungura music that is
played out of wires connected to electricity for entertainment. Mbira music get into the bottom of his heart through feelings that can neither be touched or seen",
said Mgwagwa.

"We play mbira to express our feelings as well as that of
my community using typical ancestry self made instruments that we want
to conserve as culture to our children", he added.

Mgwagwa revealed that mbira music remind the people of Zimbabwe about their ancestor's way of life before the coming in of television and radios. He said that just like
Christianity, traditional living can be captured and conserved through
playing mbira to the people of Gweru.

Mbira music is more salient to social and economic issues than in politics. As Midlands Mbira Crew we get invitations from all over the
country to perform, especially where there will be spirit mediums (mhondoro) or where there ceremonies to bless new buildings
or to cleanse away evil spirits.

"We have seen many artists dying of HIV/Aids and if you are playing Mbira dzechivanhu it works on you as a
carthesis that disciplines and cleanses away evil. Midlands Mbira Crew namely Trymore Marowa, Hope Chagama, James
Chiguvare, Owen Mbano, Skanyisiwe Kanye, Author Mbano and Clara Mashayamombe are looking forward to record their first album in mbira
music very soon.

The trio revealed that as they play and listen to the Mbira beat they
are "engrossed in the spiritual world", which make them get possessed with
ancestral powers "that can cast the evils to the society members. "The traditional beat is unique, compared to others as
Sungura as one plays using instruments that are not connected to external wires", he adde

 

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