msu logo.jpgMbira player and Midlands State University lecturer in the department of Music and Musicology Perminus Matiure has come up with an innovation of the Nyunganyunga umbra instrument by adding two more keys to create a new innovation which he calls Karimba Shauro.

 

Known as a master mbira player, Midlands State University lecturer in the department of Music and Musicology Perminus Matiure has come up with his second mbira instrument innovation.

 

Of the usual 15 keys that are found on the nyunganyunga mbira, he has added two keys to make them 17.  His first innovation was when he took the left side of mbira dzevadzimu and the right side of Nyunganyunga and placed them on one side and called this innovation, Nyunganhare.

 

He said students from the Midlands State University will also showcase the new mbira instrument at the Independence Gala to be held tomorrow at the Harare International Conference Centre where they will also perform.  Matiure explains about his innovativeness.

He said by adding more keys to the mbira, he is slowly bringing indigenous flavour to the instrument.