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Stella Chiweshe

(Glitterbeat, Harare / Berlin)

We are stoked to be representing a true legend now:

Her Majesty - the Queen of Mbira music from Zimbabwe - like Stella Rambisai Chiweshe is affectionately called, is the first female artist who gained prestige in a music tradition that's been dominated by men: in Mbira music - known as the backbone of Zimbabwean music. The Mbira consists of 22 to 28 metal keys mounted on a hardwood soundboard and is usually placed inside a gourd resonator (deze). The keys are played with the two thumbs plucking down and the right forefinger plucking up.

At 71 Stella is Zimbabwe's internationally most prolific performer, being a prominent star in the 1.0 days of "world music" in the 1980es and early 90es. Since then, things have been getting a bit quiet around the "queen", which is currently changing for good, as Chiweshe is still a breathtakingly powerful and highly spiritual performer...

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always available - travels: 1 x from Berlin

Tourdates

13.09. DE Berlin YAAM
20.09. RO București Outernational Days
28.09. DE Frankfurt Alte Oper
29.09. DK København Huset