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Leif Totusek & Lora Chiorah | "Mbira & Guitar"

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"Mbira & Guitar"

by Leif Totusek & Lora Chiorah

Lora Chiorah (Mbira/vocals) - Leif Totusek (guitar/vocals) Shona music, Zimbabwe Lora is a beautiful mother of the earth blessing the earth we all stood upon...Leif Totusek’s guitar rang out like life through a rippling heat-mirage...
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1. Chemutengure
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2. Josinda
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3. Manhanga
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4. Mahindikindi
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5. Zimbabwe
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Lora Chiorah, accompanied by Leif Totusek on guitar. Lora is a beautiful Mother of the Earth, from Zimbabwe. In her voice was the drifting dust and rooted people. The collar of her dress was layers of bright orange cloth petals and she was an African Lotus, blessing the Earth we all stood upon, within her songs and movements.

Lora sometimes played an "Imbera" (guessing at the spelling) which is a thumb-piano mounted inside a hand-drum. She used it when singing a song about the coming of Westeners. Between the vocals, instruments and foot-stomping, you could close your eyes and see the wagons, see change coming. Leif Totusek's guitar rang out like life through a rippling heat-mirage. Music this deeply-rooted in the earth pulls a sweetness, even into struggle and pain. Beyond The Borders - Lorraine Hart

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