The real name is Rinos Mukuwurirwa. "Simboti" is his totem. Each house names a name of an animal separately from a full name, and a Shona calls it a Totem. Simboti means a cheetah by Shona language. People put friendly feeling and call him "Simboti".
If one were to express the mbira of Simboti with one word, it would be "traditional," as opposed to a contemporary pop style. His mbira is simple and sturdy and of masculine strength. The 24 keys are beautifully prepared like the alignment of teeth and the tuning is completely correct. The quality of each musical instrument is constant. He makes mbira with pride and his craftmanship makes no compromises. His mbira are sturdy and a true representation of traditional mbira.
Please click upper "sound button" to Listen a performance of Simboti !
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