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Notes over Zimbabwe and Mbira Music (2/12)

by: Arely Sanchez

Notes over Zimbabwe and Mbira Music (2/12) MUMH 1600

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Here are the notes for Friday 2/12 over Zimbabwe and Mbira music.
Music in Human Imagination
Dr. Randy Kinnett
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Arely Sanchez on Sunday February 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to MUMH 1600 at University of North Texas taught by Dr. Randy Kinnett in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 106 views. For similar materials see Music in Human Imagination in Music at University of North Texas.


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Date Created: 02/14/16
Zimbabwe  and  Cultural  Formations   -­‐indigenous  cultural  formations  vs.  middle  class   cosmopolitan  cultural     >rural  vs.  urban     >farmer/working  class  vs.  middle  class       >local  vs.  cosmopolitan       >indigenous  beliefs  vs.  Christianity       *however,  cosmopolitan  Zimbabwe  involves  local   elements   *indigenous  Zimbabwe  is  not  ignorant  of  cosmopolitan       Shona  Music  in  Zimbabwe   *most  people  speak  English  but  they  also  have  their   own  language   *most  of  their  music  is  participatory   *connects  to  shona  sense  of  place  and  identity     -­‐musha:  house  where  your  relatives  are  from  and   buried  family  members  are  under  and  around  your   house;  ancestor  veneration   *is  central  to  ancestor  veneration  ritual     bira:  lasts  all  night,  calling/communicating  our   ancestors  for  guidance,  party  where  they  play  music   your  ancestors  liked     Typical  instruments:     -­‐mbira:  kalimba/thumb  piano     -­‐hosho:  maraca  type     -­‐drums:  is  sometimes  used;  depends  on  what  music   you  are  playing     -­‐voice:  ululation;  type  of  yodeling       Mbira  Music     >note  mbira  construction     -­‐intentionally  “buzzy”  timbre     -­‐sometimes  amplified  in  calabash  bowl   >heavily  ostinato  base  (repeating  phrase);  framework   >sung  melodies  are  based  on  mbira  melodies   >usually  in  2  interlocking  parts     -­‐kushaura  (lead  part  with  main  idea)     -­‐kutsinhira    (supporting  “response”  part)   >singing  features:  standard  lyrics,  vocals,  ululation   >polyrhythmic:  multiple  simultaneous  meters  and  or   beat  patterns          


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