Generic names for the Mbira. (A Contribution to Hugh Traceys article A Case for the name Mbira)

Gerhard Kubik


During three research trips in fourteen countries of Sub-Saharan Africa I have quite often met and recorded this instrument. Incited through Hugh Traceys extensive list I should like to provide some names from the regions I have visited, as a supplement. After that, we shall try to see what conclusions might be drawn from the various names given in the combined lists


Mbira ; Musical instruments -- Africa

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