Generic names for the mbira

  • Gerhard Kubik Austria
Keywords: Mbira -- Angola


I found the mbira to be an important instrument in Angola, where it occurs in at least four varieties. Generic names in Angola usually belong to the -SANZHI group. The -SANZHI area has to be widely extended. It covers all Angola and the north-eastern part of the Okavango district in South West Africa.
How to Cite
Kubik, G. “Generic Names for the Mbira”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 3, no. 4, June 1965, p. 72, doi:

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