I'm in RI with family after the Patagonia, Brazil, Borneo, Mountain-Film whirlwind push. My mother, grandmother are music teachers and I've always been specifically drawn to tonal percussion instruments. Being here has helped me rediscover an old favorite: THE Mbira (mm - bee - ra) of the Shona people of Zimbabwe & Mozambique. Although just a simple percussion instrument the resulting music is very complex: "cycling in 12-, 36- or 48-pulse patterns, Shona mbira songs elaborate a seemingly endless number of variations around a basic harmonic shape, shifting rhythms and melodies at ever-changing places in the cycle" Please EnjoY!