LIVE: Forward Kwenda @ Caffe Lena, 7/1/11

July 8th, 2011, 2:30 pm by Greg
Forward Kwenda

Forward Kwenda

The wooden, saloon-styled front doors that face Saratoga’s Phila Street were wide open, welcoming in an audience to take their seats at Caffe Lena last Friday evening.

Who was playing?

Mbira master Forward Kwenda of Zimbabwe. Often called the thumb piano, the mbira’s distinctive sound is akin to the toy piano, but with more of a melodic staccato in its sonic signature.

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