The Soul of Mbira

Originally published: Berkeley: University of California Press, c1978, in series: Perspectives on southern Africa; 26.

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Author: Paul Berliner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226043797

Category: Music

Page: 312

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Originally published: Berkeley: University of California Press, c1978, in series: Perspectives on southern Africa; 26.

The Art of Mbira

In this book, Berliner provides insight into the communities of study, performance, and worship that surround mbira.

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Author: Paul F. Berliner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226628714

Category: Music

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Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner’s The Art of Mbira documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart of this work lies the analysis of the improvisatory processes that propel mbira music’s magnificent creativity. In this book, Berliner provides insight into the communities of study, performance, and worship that surround mbira. He chronicles how master player Cosmas Magaya and his associates have developed their repertory and practices over more than four decades, shaped by musical interaction, social and political dynamics in Zimbabwe, and the global economy of the music industry. At once a detailed exposition of the music’s forms and practices, it is also an indispensable historical and cultural guide to mbira in a changing world. Together with Berliner and Magaya's compendium of mbira compositions, Mbira’s Restless Dance, The Art of Mbira breaks new ground in the depth and specificity of its exploration of an African musical tradition, and in the entwining of the authors’ collaborative voices. It is a testament to the powerful relationship between music and social life—and the rewards of lifelong musical study, performance, and friendship.

Mbira s Restless Dance

At the heart of this work lies the analysis of the improvisatory processes that propel mbira music’s magnificent creativity. Mbira’s Restless Dance is written to be played.

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Author: Paul F. Berliner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226626307

Category: Music

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Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner and Cosmas Magaya’s Mbira’s Restless Dance documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart of this work lies the analysis of the improvisatory processes that propel mbira music’s magnificent creativity. Mbira’s Restless Dance is written to be played. This two-volume, spiral-bound set features musical transcriptions of thirty-nine compositions and variations, annotated with the master player’s advice on technique and performance, his notes and observations, and commentary by Berliner. Enhanced with extensive website audiovisuals, Mbira’s Restless Dance is in effect a series of masterclasses with Magaya, suitable for experienced mbira players and those learning the fundamentals. Together with Berliner's The Art of Mbira, in which he provides an indispensable historical and cultural guide to mbira in a changing world, Mbira's Restless Dance breaks new ground in the depth and specificity of its exploration of an African musical tradition, and in the entwining of the authors’ collaborative voices. It is a testament to the powerful relationship between music and social life—and the rewards of lifelong musical study, performance, and friendship.

School of Music Programs

He has produced two field recordings of great Zimbabwean performers , " The
Soul of Mbira " ( 1973 ) and " Shona Mbira Music " ( 1977 ) for Nonesuch Records
. He recently published the first book on the subject , The Soul of Mbira : Music ...

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Author: University of Michigan. School of Music

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ISBN: UOM:39015009459556

Category: Concert programs

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Catalog of Copyright Entries

0204 Soulpot Records . N4 847 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0101 SONGS BY STEPHEN ...
0130 The Soul Brothers Six ( Musical group ) N6444 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0190 N6445 .
. . . . 0190 The ... 0140 THE SOUL OP MBIRA . N7559 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0225 .

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Africa Today

The Music of the Shona of Zimbabwe William Komla Amoaku Paul Berliner , THE
SOUL OF MBIRA : Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe (
Berkeley : University of California Press , 1978 ) 280 pp . $ 23 . 75 . It is barely
four ...

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African Arts

633-86-99 and rhythmic character of mbira music . Equally important as the
analysis is the inclusion of the complete song texts in Shona and English for five
of the songs performed on one of the aforementioned records ( The Soul of Mbira
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African Music

Some have queried the use of the term mbira dzavadzimu ( literally mbira of the
ancestral spirits ) . ... and I cannot help feeling that either consciously or
unconsciously the soul of the blues , to his mind , refers back directly to the soul
of mbira .

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Jazz research

Bekannt geworden ist er vor allem durch seine Monographie zur Musik der
Shona The Soul of Mbira, zuerst erschienen 1978. 15 Sie gilt bis heute als
Standardwerk und als ein Musterbeispiel einer musikalischen Ethnographie.16
Zugleich ist ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015057473848

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Thinking in Jazz

Thinking in Jazz overflows with musical examples from the 1920s to the present, including original transcriptions (keyed to commercial recordings) of collective improvisations by Miles Davis's and John Coltrane's groups.

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Author: Paul F. Berliner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226044521

Category: Music

Page: 904

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A landmark in jazz studies, Thinking in Jazz reveals as never before how musicians, both individually and collectively, learn to improvise. Chronicling leading musicians from their first encounters with jazz to the development of a unique improvisatory voice, Paul Berliner documents the lifetime of preparation that lies behind the skilled improviser's every idea. The product of more than fifteen years of immersion in the jazz world, Thinking in Jazz combines participant observation with detailed musicological analysis, the author's experience as a jazz trumpeter, interpretations of published material by scholars and performers, and, above all, original data from interviews with more than fifty professional musicians: bassists George Duvivier and Rufus Reid; drummers Max Roach, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Akira Tana; guitarist Emily Remler; pianists Tommy Flanagan and Barry Harris; saxophonists Lou Donaldson, Lee Konitz, and James Moody; trombonist Curtis Fuller; trumpeters Doc Cheatham, Art Farmer, Wynton Marsalis, and Red Rodney; vocalists Carmen Lundy and Vea Williams; and others. Together, the interviews provide insight into the production of jazz by great artists like Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, and Charlie Parker. Thinking in Jazz overflows with musical examples from the 1920s to the present, including original transcriptions (keyed to commercial recordings) of collective improvisations by Miles Davis's and John Coltrane's groups. These transcriptions provide additional insight into the structure and creativity of jazz improvisation and represent a remarkable resource for jazz musicians as well as students and educators. Berliner explores the alternative ways—aural, visual, kinetic, verbal, emotional, theoretical, associative—in which these performers conceptualize their music and describes the delicate interplay of soloist and ensemble in collective improvisation. Berliner's skillful integration of data concerning musical development, the rigorous practice and thought artists devote to jazz outside of performance, and the complexities of composing in the moment leads to a new understanding of jazz improvisation as a language, an aesthetic, and a tradition. This unprecedented journey to the heart of the jazz tradition will fascinate and enlighten musicians, musicologists, and jazz fans alike.

Roots of Black Music

Rattles or jingles are mounted to add a “Paul F. Berliner, The Soul of Mbira, p. 29.
51 buzzing sound. The melodic sounds are produced when the player plucks the
tuned metal keys with his thumbs and occasionally forefingers. The tuning of ...

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Author: Ashenafi Kebede

Publisher: Africa Research and Publications

ISBN: UCSC:32106017971182

Category: Music

Page: 162

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This authoritative and fascinating study of the,origins of black music reflects the author's own,life experiences growing up in Ethiopia, fieldwork,in Africa, and a wealth of research in the US.,Tracing the development of songs, instrumental,music, dance, blues, and jazz, the book includes,biographical sketches of some of the most,outstanding musicians of Africa and North America.,Essential for all with an interest in black music.

Films for Anthropological Teaching

Mbira dza Vadzimu : Urban and Rural Ceremonies with Hakurotwi Mude ( 1979 )
45 min . FR $ 25 , FS $ 560 . ... P . Berliner , The Soul of Mbira : An Ethnography
of the Mbira among the Shona People of Rhodesia . Berkeley : University of ...

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Author: Karl G. Heider

Publisher: Amer Anthropological Assn

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017085346

Category: Anthropology

Page: 324

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Zambezia

See for example Paul Berliner , The Soul of Mbira : Music and Traditions of the
Shona People of Zimbabwe ( Berkeley , University of California Press , 1978 ) .
25 . Angela Marguerite Impey , “ They Want us with Salt and Onions : Women in
the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066250328

Category: Africa, Central

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Zimbabwe

789 The soul of mbira : music and traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe .
Paul F. Berliner . Los Angeles , Berkeley , California : University of California
Press , 1981. 312p . This is a thorough study of the mbira and mbira music ,
which is ...

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Author: Potts Deborah

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005141481

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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The Journal of Commonwealth Literature

The Poetic Songs Texts Accompanying the Mbira Dzavadzimu ( see Criticism 2 )
contains poetry texts . The Soul of Mbira ( see Non - Fiction ) has numerous e.g.
of Mbira literary genre texts in Shona / Eng : ' The Depiction of Shona Mbira .

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ISBN: WISC:89067915991

Category: English literature

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Africana Journal

The Soul of Mbira : Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe .
Perspectives on Southern Africa , 26 . Berkeley : University of California Press ,
1978 . 280 pp . plates , tables , music notations , appendices , bibliog . ,
discography ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015082922710

Category: Africa

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The Mbira Man

Instead , he embraced the shadow and gave himself to the impulse that it
seemed to conjure up within his soul . The Mbira Man had killed the king . He had
murdered the leader of his tribe . This matter could not be left unanswered . The
pride ...

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Author: Clayton G. MacKenzie

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002116297

Category: Zimbabwean fiction (English)

Page: 123

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Experimental Musical Instruments

FOR FURTHER READING : Another exploration of the lamellaphone principle is
to simply Paul F . Berliner : The Soul of Mbira : Music and Traditions of the Shona
poke about three sandwich picks across the bottom curve of a tray . People of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015018736234

Category: Musical instruments

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