Ephat Mujuru | Journey of the Spirit

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Journey of the Spirit

by Ephat Mujuru

Refreshing and delightful, mbira music played by the innovative Shona master Ephat Mujuru.
Genre: World: African- South
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1. Nyamaropa
5:25 album only
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2. Dande
4:56 album only
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3. Africa Meet Africa
4:21 album only
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4. Imagination
3:32 album only
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5. The Lion (Shumba)
6:24 album only
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6. Peace
2:38 album only
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7. Mbiriwiri (My Sound)
6:02 album only
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8. Chigamba (A Patch)
3:13 album only
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9. The Train
6:13 album only
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10. Tema Musasa (Mbira Blues)
3:21 album only
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11. Mabweaziwa
3:31 album only
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12. Taireva
5:59 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Journey of the Spirit is the fulfillment of the illustrious mbira master Ephat Mujuru's lifelong aspiration to integrate his inheritance as a traditional mbira player with his personal vision of making music that would be accessible and entertaining to modern audiences everywhere.

The album contains a mix of traditional Shona songs and several original compositions, which maintain the same spirit while integrating modern elements and the sounds of other cultures. Notably, the Cuban band Mezcla contributes vocals and tsekere on 'Africa Meets Africa', expressing Ephat’s observations that the African "flash of the spirit" is alive and well throughout the Americas.

In this all-acoustic, state-of-the-art recording Ephat plays a variety of mbiras as well as the traditional hosho (shaker) and ngoma (hand drum). The nuances of Ephat's astounding mbira technique create an other-worldly atmosphere that invokes the ancient ceremonies and displays his traditional role in the spiritual lives of his people.

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