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Fast Walking Sanza (1986) 3:51

Sanza (thumb piano) x 3

Mbira, sanza, likembe, whatever type of African thumb piano it is, this is representative of the style of music I am always drawn to make on these instruments: repetitive cyclic phases. Improvised for the most part.

This piece was recorded with three, perhaps four, tracks on a wonderful sanza an old friend of mine picked up up for me at Benin African Imports in Los Angeles in the early eighties. Sometimes I would bolt it to a large empty cooking oil can or prop it inside a large calabash as a resonator.