Thumb music

Oct 19, 2003

When I was a child, my parents had an African thumb piano, the mbira, around the house. I used to improvise on it, enjoying the resonance of the simple instrument and my fantasies that I was more musical than my tunes betrayed. Listen to the NPR interview with Stella Chiweshe: Live in Studio 4A to hear a virtuoso.

Anton Zuiker

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