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 1990es. 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.
On September 14, 2018, Glitterbeat will bring out Stella Chiweshe’s long-expected new album “Kasahwa”, a collection of her earliest African singles – music, which has been never released outside this continent. We are stoked to celebrate this occasion with a release party only one day earlier – next to Stella’s live performance, there will be an exclusive DJ set by Glitterbeat head honcho Chris Eckman (formerly of indie legends The Walkabouts).
Stella Chiweshe (live) Record Release Concert, Chris Eckman (DJ)
Thursday, 13th September 2018 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
stella-chiweshe.bandcamp | Event @ Facebook