Erica Azim is one of a select handful of Westerners to study the mbira with its masters -- the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Mbira: Healing Music of Zimbabwe is a set of deep acoustic atmospheres performed by Azim on that ancient instrument. The mbira is a relatively simple looking instrument. The compositions are, however, quite sophisticated and complex, and Azim's techniques and sound design are flawless. The instrument's healing properties are legendary, mythological, and documented. It is steeped in the spirituality of the Shona. It translates readily to the spirituality of the listener. This great CD is totally unique with no valid comparisons.
AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts