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The Mbira, a traditional instrument of Zimbabwe

Ngoni Mugwisi
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Event: Oxford Peace Talks
Location: The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College
Date: 16/05/2019

Ngoni Mugwisi played the mbira, a soothing lamellophone traditional to Zimbabwe that has charmed audiences for almost a thousand years.

Oxford Peace Talks 2019. Recorded at the The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights in Mansfield College on May 16, 2019.

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Ngoni Mugwisi

Ngoni is a musician, scholar and leader. He plays the mbira, a soothing lamellophone traditional to Zimbabwe that has charmed audiences for almost a thousand years. He is passionate about preserving the music and pursued ways of documenting it. He has played in many settings including receptions in Zimbabwe, festivals in Arizona, an art gallery in the US, schools in Japan, recitals in Oxford and notably at the official opening of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. At Oxford he is a DPhil Candidate researching power electronics for universal electrification applications as a Rhodes Scholar.

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