We are honoured to welcome Stella Chiweshe, the Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe, to our stage this summer. Stella is the first female artist who gained recognition in a music tradition that’s been dominated by men: in Mbira music, known as the backbone of Zimbabwean music. For part of her 35 year career, Stella had to keep her talent secret, as the Rhodesian colonial government of the time had declared the whole country as a Christian land and traditional instruments and songs were banned; playing Mbira was punished with prison.
Presented by The Jazz Cafe.
This is an 18+ event.