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"Ndabaiwa" from Talking Mbira (Piranha)
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STELLA CHIWESHE Now based in Germany, this Zimbabwean matriarch rebelled against stereotype at least as bravely as, for instance, Oumou Sangare, and earlier to boot.  She's the queen of mbira, as the thumb piano is called in her stomping grounds, because she was something like the first woman to dare play one.  Her sturdy old melodies and liquid accompaniment are just waiting to heal a nation torn asunder.  MONDAY AT 7 AND 9:30, Joe's Pub, Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, 212-239-6200.  (Christgau)  02/05/03
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