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 ‘At The Studio’ the new album by The Zonke Family.

This is the first time a full matepe ensemble is captured on a studio album.

The members of the Zonke family from Nyamapanda, Zimbabwe, features Anthony “Matomati” Zonke, Chief Boyi Nyamande and Crispen Zonke. The family are master musicians of the matepe.

The 8-track LP captures the traditional sound of Marembe people, living in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The sadly rare and endangered mapete mbira tradition (a kind of giant kalimba whose players juggle with up to four independent rhythmic and melodic lines), the members of The Zonke Family are more than musicians; they’re the cultural bearer of art that could soon be lost.

Zonke Family – At The Studio

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