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Shona Mbira music of Zimbabwe is one of the most soulful sounds on the African continent. Originally played in all-night spirit possession ceremonies, the iron-pronged mbira produces music beautiful enough to attract the spirits and rhythmically charged enough to keep people dancing through the night. Mbira (the name of both the instrument and the music) acts as a "telephone to the spirits, used to communicate with the ancestors for guidance and healing. MAPUTI plays traditional songs handed down to us by master mbira musicians of Zimbabwe. Keeping the essence of the tradition, we reinvent this beautiful music adding violin, guitar, west african flute and vocal harmonies to the hypnotic trance melodies of mbira, taking the music places it has never been.

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