Samuel Mujuru

The small space beside a tree near Samuel's house has become his workshop.


He uses a tool consisted of parts of both an axe and a hoe and carves the mukuwa wood carefully. He polishes the wood with glass paper afterwards.

At first he makes a fire with wood and then puts in charcoal. Next he puts in an iron bar used for the keys in the fire and it reaches a very high temperature. He gather up the keys beforehand and begins assembling an mbira immediately after receiving an order.

After the iron bar has become red hot, he uses great power to form the shape.

It is very difficult labor.

He polish up the keys with a hammer and a grinder.

He polishes it further when tuning.

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