Club Gretchen presents a special concert by firm favourite Stella Chiweshe this month outdoors in their Kreuzberg yard.
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 1980s and early 1990s. 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.
Stella Chiweshe (also Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, Stella Rambisai Chiweshe Nekati, or Stella Nekati Chiweshe, born 8 July 1946 in Mujumi Village, Mhondoro, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean musician. She is internationally known for her singing and playing of the mbira dzavadzimu, a traditional instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. She is one of the few female players of the instrument, which she learned to play from 1966 to 1969 when even fewer females played the instrument.
Stella Chiweshe LIVE
Wednesday, 28th July 2021 | Doors 19:30 Start 20:15 CET
Gretchen | Obentrautstr. 19-21 | 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Photo © Melanie-Marsman