Celebrating matepe.org first milestone

Today we’re celebrating our first big milestone: All music teaching videos are online!

With the exception of Paul Berliner and Cosmas Magaya’s opus magmum Mbira’s Restless Dance, this is the largest effort that I know of to document a mbira tradition. Unlike an academic publication, our focus is on cultural preservation. The primary target audience is Zimbabweans locally and in the diaspora.

We are currently working on the second milestone – a tutorial for for building matepe – which will be available in a few weeks.

Tonight there will be a big presentation concert at the Zimbabwe German Society in Harare with many illustrious participants.

Here is an article from NewsDay Zimbabwe:


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