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Title The Mbira series. Mbira Dza Vadzimu : Dambatsoko, an old cult centre / directed by Gei Zantzinger, Andrew Tracey ; produced by Michael Bailey, Gei Zantzinger
Published Pennsylvania : Constant Spring Productions, 2021


Description 1 online resource (53 minutes)
Summary Spirit possession, mediums dressed in black, blood sacrifices, ritual beer and snuff: these are elements of Shona religious ritual as depicted in this evocative film. It focuses on the traditional cult center of Dambatsoko and its leader, Muchatera Mujuru, who is the medium of Chaminuka, one of the most revered and powerful ancestor spirits of the Shona. Muchatera is seen leading several ceremonies including a spirit possession at the banya ritual house; prayers for peace at the mutoro prayer house; a blood sacrifice to placate the spirit of a wronged brother; and a commemorative ritual at the rushanga tree shrine. These ceremonies are accompanied by Mbira players including Muchatera's celebrated grandson, Ephat Mujuru
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed January 11, 2022)
In English
Subject Mujuru, Muchatera
Mbira music -- Zimbabwe
Shona (African people) -- Songs and music
Spiritualism -- Zimbabwe
Manners and customs.
Mbira music.
Shona (African people)
Zimbabwe -- Social life and customs
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Songs and music.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Zantzinger, Alfred Gei, director, producer
Bailey, Michael, producer
Tracey, Andrew T. N., director
Mujuru, Muchatera, interviewee, performer
Mujuru, Ephat, performer
Constant Spring Productions, production company.
Other Titles Dambatsoko, an old cult centre