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Mbira : matepe dza mhondoro : a healing party.

Author: Andrew T N Tracey; Les Blank; Alfred Gei Zantzinger
Publisher: University Park, PA : PennState, [199-?]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Film opens with short solo performance of matepe (a mbira of the Shona people of Zimbabwe) and vocal music by Thomas Dzamwarira, and continues with footage of a ritual in the village of matepe player Saini Murira. The mhondoro, or healing spirits, are called forth with music and dancing.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew T N Tracey; Les Blank; Alfred Gei Zantzinger
OCLC Number: 37927138
Notes: English narration and translation.
Credits: Produced by Gei Zantzinger ; directed by Andrew Tracey ; camera, Les Blank ; sound, Gei Zantzinger.
Performer(s): Narrator: Rosemary Logie.
Thomas Dzamwarira, matepe and vocals ; Saini Murira, matepe.
Event notes: Originally issued in 1978.
Description: 1 videocassette (20 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Matepe dza mhondoro
Healing party

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Film opens with short solo performance of matepe (a mbira of the Shona people of Zimbabwe) and vocal music by Thomas Dzamwarira, and continues with footage of a ritual in the village of matepe player Saini Murira. The mhondoro, or healing spirits, are called forth with music and dancing.

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