A Village in the West

by Ombiviolum

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Our first full length album... at last!

All tracks based on traditional Shona mbira music from Zimbabwe
(except 3 & 5) and arranged by Ombiviolum

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released November 30, 2013

Denise Rowe - mbira, vocals
James Watts - mbira, vocals, woodwinds, guitar, piano, bodhran
Allan Kerr - mbira, vocals, cajon, djembe, tama, didge, hosho
Bella Lilley - mbira, vocals, hosho
Iwan Kushka - mbira, vocals, guitar, duduk, crotales
Becky Doe - violin, viola
Ben Weedon - violin
Ailsa Hughes - cello, vocals
Alfie Weedon - double bass
Marie Palmer - vocals

Recorded by James Watts & Allan Kerr
Mastered by Get Real Audio
Original Artwork by Antony Wall
Design by Denise Rowe
Album printed on recycled packaging using vegetable inks

Thanks to: Our ancestors and the ancestors of the traditions we are weaving. To all of our teachers, especially Chartwell Dutiro for his endless encouragement and inspiration. To friends and family. To our mother Earth. And to the children travelling this path with us, may they continue to walk in beauty

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Ombiviolum England, UK

African - Folk - Classical fusion band

A dynamic and intoxicating blend of Zimbabwean mbira music with folk and classical influences

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Track Name: Waves
Waves and waves and waves are coming in

Manda vakomanda
Gova rine mhanda

(The world is torn apart, let’s unite)

Nhemamusasa

(Building a shelter)
Track Name: Ombakumba
Ambuya ndoenda
Gara mukuwasha iwe gara
Sadza wadya here?
Gara mukuwasha iwe gara
Track Name: Zvinoita Masango
Hupenyu hwangu hwaramba
Hwaramba mai kusvika paya
Pandaida vakuru vangu

Ndakambobata neipapo
Zvikaramba vakuru vangu

Ndoreva paida moyo wangu
Paida moyo

Ndizvo zvinoita masango
Zvinoita masango

“My life is not where I wanted it to be, my ancestors. I’ve tried this way and that way and nothing is happening. I’m saying what my heart desires”
The response is “Zvinoita Masango” – “this is what happens in the jungle”,
meaning ‘that’s life sometimes’
Track Name: Seen and Unseen
Remember
When we used to listen
To the old and the wise
Singing songs from days gone by
Remember when we used to remember

Seen and Unseen
People we have known
Places we have been
All the ones