Kalimba Orchestra - Mark Holdaway - Two Thumbs Up: Adventures On The African Thumb Piano (CD)

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  1. Jun 28,  · Mark Holdaway has many facets to his life including his work as a scientist and currently as a musician whose passion is centered on the Kalimba, the African Thumb Piano. From generic Christian to Born Again to Quaker, Mark's life is a tapestry of spirit and music. All the songs in this program are performed by Mark Holdaway.
  2. That single sad fact means Mark Holdaway's Two Thumbs Up: Adventures on the African Thumb Piano probably won't get heard by any but a few very proactive world music enthusiasts. That's a loss for the potential audience that won't get to hear some highly unusual and potent music, and it's a loss for composer and performer Holdaway, who would doubtless like more .
  3. Description This Kalimba is constructed of Rosewood with 8 steel keys. Dimensions are 3" x 5". The thumb piano originates in Africa. It is also known as the mbira or likembe. The metal keys are mounted on a wooden box that acts as the resonating chamber. To play, rest the thumb piano on the fingers of both hands and hold it between your palms pins.
  4. The generic terms mbira or thumb piano are used to indicate a percussion instrument of African origin. It consists of a wooden board or box with strips of metal or wood attached in such a way that the player's thumbs or fingers can pluck the metal strips to produce a rhythmic melody. Holdaway, Mark. CD. Two Thumbs Up: Adventures on the.
  5. Kalimba 17 Key Thumb Piano Get to know Kalimba Kalimba is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board (often collated with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. notation and special kalimba tablature to make playing as easy as possible.
  6. Mark Holdaway • Between the Light & the Dark () • Two Thumbs Up: Adventures on the African Thumb Piano () • Christmas Kalimba () Hong Kong Dragon Club • Take Out () Sol Hoopii • King of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar: Acoustic & .
  7. Posts about kalimba written by Lynn Trimble. Part of the MIM sanza exhibit. It’s “thumbs up!” at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, where sanzas, better known as thumb pianos, will be exhibited Feb. Oct. 1.
  8. The winning work, “Ritmo-Canix,” is on his latest CD, titled “Levanto.” The Roma exhibit at the MIM helps museum-goers learn more about gypsy culture The “MIM Summer Series for Kids” wraps up with “ Kalimba Magic ” with Mark Holdaway, who’ll teach kids ages about kalimbas (thumb pianos) and African culture — using the instrument to tell a story and .
  9. 10 key kalimba songs.