Stella Chiweshe

Stella Chiweshe
Stella Chiweshe @ Africa Festival Lisboa 2006 - credits José Frade - EGEAC/África Festival
Stella Chiweshe & Kasumama Africa Festival - credits Angelina Borghesi
Stella Chiweshe at the sea
Stella @ WOMAD RIvermead - credits Damian Rafferty Fly Magazine

Line up

  • Stella Chiweshe (mbira, vocals, perc.)


Zimbabwe's foremost mbira player Stella Rimbisai Chiweshe - The Queen of Mbira - haunting mbira lines with percussion and call & response singing behind her evocative vocals. She sings and plays songs of liberation, spiritual experience and social commentary. The mbira dzaVadzimu, the classic Zimbabwean thumb-piano, is a medium for playing songs handed down from generation to gerneration for centuries, used for maintaining contact with the spirits of the Shona people.

Performances: solo | quartet (2 mbira, percussion, drums) | band (2 mbira, marimba, guitar, bass, drums and percussion)
Workshops in different kinds of art and tradition

Upcoming tour - ask for dates: March 2008