Zhambai (BC/Zimbabwe) www.zhambai.com/
Zhambai means “to scream” in the Shona language of Zimbabwe and that is just what these musicians do…in a subtle way. Enter the polyrhythmic, hypnotic and deep traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe with the powerful yet soothing mbira, or thumb piano. The sound is reminiscent of water dropping, spirits talking, ancestors singing and blood pumping. It is a magical instrument that has been used for spiritual means in Zimbabwe for generations. Add the hosho, the traditional rattle of Zimbabwe, and the Zimbabwean marimba, guaranteed to shake anybody who comes within earshot of its vibrant sound and its unique “buzzy” timbre.
Add voices to soar and sing above it all and you have Zhambai and the wonderful music of Zimbabwe.