Various Artists

Makua Instruments

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The boring title hides an entirely delightful set of intimate songs accompanied by the main instruments of the northern Makua people: most notably raft zither, one-string fiddle and finger piano, along with enchanting vocals in an idiosyncratic semifalsetto style, many of them comic duets. It's not only delicious but excellently recorded and annotated (Italian and Portuguese only except for a summary).