Is it Kalimba, Karimba, or Mbira?

What name should I use for my thumb piano? The Karimba/Mbira Family Tree When discussing thumb pianos, people use the instrument names kalimba, karimba, mbira, mbira dzavadzimu, and mbira nyunga nyunga – sometimes with specific intent, and sometimes nearly interchangeably.  Where are these different names from, and what do they mean? In this “family tree” … Continue reading Is it Kalimba, Karimba, or Mbira?