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Stella Chiweshe

(Glitterbeat, Harare / Berlin)

The 72-year old Stella Chiweshe 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, since Stella is still a breathtakingly powerful and highly spiritual performer... her traditional "Mbira" music (the word is both categorizing the instrument and the style) is a medium to establish contact with the spirits of the deceased ancestors and thus also able to bring about community among the listeners.

In September 2018, Glitterbeat released Stella's first album in more than a decade to much critical acclaim: "Kasahwa" is a stunning collection of her earliest seven inches from the 1970es and early 80es, material which has been unheard outside of Africa so far.

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always available - travels: 1 x from Berlin

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