He has been using this Saungweme for about 10 years. This mbira has a hole in the lower part of the wood, through which sound echoes, resulting in a unique tone. Mbira of this type belongs to the Korekore tribe which lives in northern Zimbabwe, near Mt.Darwin. Simboti does not accept orders for this type of mbira because the hole in this mbira requires an immense amount oflabor. This saungweme is often used for ceremonies.
The Mavembe which Simboti has been using for about 30 years. It also has a hole in it like the Saungweme mentioned above. The keys have matured over time and their tone is deep. The history of this instrument can be felt through its sound. It is a rare gem.
He has used this Samusengere for approximately 10 years. The tenor and bass key are unusually big for this mbira and, as for the key of the right-side end of the bass, the center is swelled, as opposed to the flat or curved keys he typically makes .
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