Still high from seeing my friend Nora Balaban perform with her band Timbila last night at the Beczak Center, an environmental education venue in Yonkers, New York.
Timbila is a band with roots in the music of Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Nora plays the mbira, the Shona thumb piano, and the Chopi xyolophone called the timbila; her amazing melodies combine with electric guitar, bass and drums to deliver a blend of traditional African music, trance and rock that is totally charged, funky and beautiful.
If you ever get the chance you must experience this band. If not in person then check out their new video, Pocket the Cha Cha.