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By Miriam Raftery

September 3, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – I first discovered the enchanting music of the mbira while visiting Milagro Winery in Ramona.  It turns out the mbira, inspired by the African kalimba but much bigger, is a unique musical instrument invented by a local entrepreneur and crafted by musician Patrick Hadley.

On our East County Magazine radio show on KNSJ, we interviewed Hadley, who shared news about the crafting of this amazing instrument--and some famous musical stars now including the mbira in their performances. Hadley also gave an improve performance on our show.

Hear a podcast of his interview and music here:  https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/au...

For more info and links, click "read more" or scroll down.

You can also hear an excerpt from his CD, available at CDBaby.com, here:

♫ the Array mbira - Patrick Hadley and Friends.... Listen @cdbaby; it includes the mbira and other instruments. 

In addition, you can view his sensational YouTube video, A Simple Song, which has received over 6 million views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3b1bz_9gEo

To learn more or purchase an mbira, visit www.thearraymbira.com


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