Dumisani Maraire class tapes, 1970-12-07  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Maraire, Dumisani
Title
Dumisani Maraire class tapes
Dates
1970-12-07
Quantity
8 items  :  OT - 4 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 7"); WD - 4 compact discs (digital, stereo); Duration: 2:49:51
Collection Number
1970006
Summary
Dumisani Maraire taught classes at the University of Washington in singing, dancing, mbira, marimba, and drumming. These recordings are of a get-together of all these groups to play in various combinations, recorded 12/7/70.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Abraham Dumisani "Dumi" Maraire (1944-1999) was a Zimbabwean musician and singer-songwriter known for his mastery of the mbira, a traditional instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. In particular, he specialized in the form of mbira called nyunga nyunga.

Maraire was born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and studied music from an early age. From 1968 to 1972, he taught at the University of Washington in Seattle, and later taught at The Evergreen State College in Olympia. In 1982 he returned to Zimbabwe to create an ethnomusicology program at the University of Zimbabwe. He then came back to Seattle and the University of Washington to teach and obtain his doctorate in ethnomusicology. He died in Zimbabwe in 1999 of a stroke.

Maraire is often credited as having introduced Zimbabwean music to North America, as well as cultivating the Zimbabwean music scene in the Pacific Northwest. His children, Chiwoniso Maraire and Tendai "Baba" Maraire are both musicians, the latter forming half of Seattle hip hop duo Shabazz Palaces.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recollection by Dumi Maraire (6/90): He was teaching UW classes in singing, dancing, mbira, marimba, and drumming. The evening class was a get-together of all these groups to play in various combinations. There were also guests on this occasion, and the recording was titled "Visitor's Night."

Contents: Music of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Reel 1: Introduction; Zimusi Musi; Kukaiwa; Machembere; Maimbwe; Tondori; Gonarinorapa; Vanoyera. Reel 2: Vambuye Kumba; Kapotso; Tsuimbo Rume; Nyungwe; Mambo Muzwireiivoo; Kumadzungudza Musoro; Chokurima. Reel 3: Kukaiwa; Chiradza dance; Minanzi Ye Vakuru; Vanotigo; Ncuzu; Saunyama; Vamudara. Reel 4: Misorodzi; Urombo; Mvura; Minanzi Vevakuru.

Durations (work disc set): 46:36; 46:44; 44:34; 31:57 (total = 2:49:51).

WT set de-acquisitioned 12/2008 (4 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 10")).

Digital files created 11/2008 - 70-6.1.aif, 70-6.1.aif, 70-6.3.aif, 70-6.4.aif (48 kHz, 16-bit); compact disc copies made 12/2008.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
1970006-0001
1 optical media : CD - unpublished; Tracks: 7
1970-12-07
1970006-0002
1 optical media : CD - unpublished; Tracks: 7
1970-12-07
1970006-0003
1 optical media : CD - unpublished; Tracks: 7
1970-12-07
1970006-0004
1 optical media : CD - unpublished; Tracks: 4
1970-12-07

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Folk songs, Shona
  • Marimba
  • Marimba music
  • Mbira
  • Mbira music
  • Music--Zimbabwe
  • Shona Music
  • Shona--Africa--Southern Africa
  • Songs, Shona
  • Geographical Names :
  • Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Educational media
  • Instructional materials
  • Sound Recordings