Erica Kundidzora Azim
Erica Azim's mastery of the mbira, a 22-28-keyed instrument indigenous to the Shona people from Zimbabwe and related to the calabash, is apparent on this powerful recording. The music is mesmerizing and extraordinarily beautiful. "Mbira is a set of deep acoustic atmospheres performed by Azim on the ancient mbira. The mbira is a relatively simple looking instrument. The compositions are, however, quite sophisticated and complex, and Azim‚Äôs techniques and sound design are flawless. The instrument's healing properties are legendary, mythological, and documented. It is steeped in the spirituality of the Shona. It translates readily to the spirituality of the listener. This great CD is totally unique, with no valid comparisons.‚Äù - All Music Guide.