Mufrika Edward

Song from Zambia

Mufrika Edward – kalimba and voice

Mufrika Edward hales from Zambia and is just getting to know Europe. But Europe already knows him, and rightly so, as proven by his appearances at both Wonderfeel and in Leeuwarden at the celebrated festival, Welcome To The Village. He accompanies his reedy, somewhat melancholy voice with the unique tones of the thumb piano (or kalimba): a series of graduated metal tines plucked with the thumbs and attached to a gourd-like sounding board.