Matepe making: Shaping the soundboard

Today we took a break from documenting repertoire and started with matepe making, in order to test to process and see if have everything we need.

Chaka Chawasarira shaped a soundboard from a roughly cut block of mupepe wood.

Hollowing the soundboard (creating a bell resonator)
Shaping the soundboard with an adze
Flattening the soundboard with a rasp
Splitting a piece of hardwood for the inlays


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