Boka Marimba | Zviri Kufamba Zvishoma

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Zviri Kufamba Zvishoma

by Boka Marimba

A Portland Oregon based high energy African dance band that brings you joyful, exhilarating dance music from Zimbabwe, Africa.
Genre: World: African
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1. Ekwanongoma
7:02 $0.99
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2. Hombi
7:22 $0.99
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3. Nyama Musango
8:22 $0.99
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4. Minanzi Ye Zimbabwe
5:26 $0.99
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5. Nhemamusasa
6:59 $0.99
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6. Rugare-Mangwanani
9:46 $0.99
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7. Wai Bamba
6:23 $0.99
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8. Amaxoxo
8:12 $0.99
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9. Chemutengure
7:34 $0.99
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10. Butsu Mutandari
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Boka Marimba is a nine-member dance band that plays exhilarating, positive-energy music from Zimbabwe and other areas of southeastern Africa.

The music is in the Shona style: Melodic themes and variations layered in polyrhythmic, cyclic patterns. The songs are sung in the Shona language.

The band's instrumentation consists of seven marimbas (three sopranos, two tenors, a baritone, and a bass), gourd shakers called hosho, mbira ("thumb piano"), drums and percussion.

Fifteen years and some 30 members later, Boka keeps on beating the heart of Zimbabwean music in the Pacific Northwest. The sheer pleasure of playing is the glue that bonds the band together, and the desire to share this music with others is the fuel that fires Boka Marimba.

In Shona, Zviri Kufamba Zvishoma is a humble way of saying "we're keeping on...bit by bit...".
The Zviri Kufamba Zvishoma CD reflects the chemistry and creativity of the band when recorded in 2001, building upon the tradition established by the previous members and teachers of the band.

Our praise and thanks to those who have gone before us.

We keep on... Boka Marimba

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A Portland Oregon based high energy African dance band that brings you joyful, exhilarating dance music from Zimbabwe, Africa. Very fun and upbeat, the rhythms of this highly spirited music will get you moving, the vocals will easily keep you there. Highly recommended for fans of world and African music.
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Jake


these guys rock, the beats are jammin
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Zimfan33

happy music!
A very fun, happy CD that I enjoy dancing to with my young daughter. The first song, engwananoma, is so cheerful, you just can't keep still while listening to it.
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Charlie in Ferndale

Great Album!
A great collection of traditional and contemporary marimba songs by one of the Pacific Northwest's premiere marimba groups. Excellent listening and/or dancing music!
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Deb

Such joyous music with brillant pulsating rhythms
This CD just rocks with beaut pulsating rhythms. A pleasure to listen to. Great driving music.
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Elyse

This CD is utterly full of fun & rhythm & happiness.
I love this CD! It's full of fun & happiness & rhythm all at once. I especially like Rugare-Mangwanani & have listened to it over & over.
PS: CD Baby did a superior job of handling the transaction.
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criplcreek

Happy!
We bought this CD because we loved their latest CD so much. The whole family loves it, and loves to dance to it. We all use shakers and drums to move with the beat. We miss seeing them live at the Saturday Market. (We moved).
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Paulo

I enjoy marimba music, keeps my body shaking
This cd reminds me of my school days when I used to play nhemamusasa on the Alto and Barrington. I hear some good composition on this cd and Rugare mnagwanani appears to my best pick followed by Mimanzi ye Zimbabwe.
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