Music, Memory and the Mbira

Dr Ashley Coutu, Dr Joshua Kumbani, Miles Ncube, Dr Ashton Sinamai
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17:00 - 18:30
Pitt Rivers Museum - Live Streamed
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Online event

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Gallery tours / talks
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Disabled access?
Booking required

Our speakers respond to objects from Zimbabwe in the Pitt Rivers Museum as a way of talking about their relationships with archaeology, music and heritage. Who can perform music and create sound at the World Heritage site of Great Zimbabwe? What is the oldest mbira ever found and how do you excavate sound as an archaeologist? What does it mean to perform and create music with the mbira today? How do these objects tell us stories of independence and resistance?