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18 June 2015  -  18 June 2015

Stella Rambisai Chiweshe

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Mystic Sounds from Inner Space

Stella Chiweshe at Just Festival Westminster for Refugee Week, 18th June, 8pm, St Mary Le Strand, London WC2

Stella Rambisai Chiweshe is known The Queen of Mbira Music from Zimbabwe. In this rare London gig as part of a short UK tour celebrating Refugee Week ( produced in association with Platforma and Konimusic) Stella will play and sing a range of her best loved songs.

Stella’s long solo career has established her as one of the most original artists on the contemporary African scene, using popular music to show the depth and power of her traditional spiritual music at home and abroad.

“Stella’s repertoire stretches from straight classical pieces to bubbly uptempo jigs. The mbira ripples and chimes like a xylophone ” — Roots

“Her expert mbira playing is matched only by her pained vocals which are always given a full-throated delivery that achieves an exhilarating intensity” — Blue Juice

Full details and

Full UK Tour listing


Sun 14 Newcastle: Live Theatre 3pm 0191 232 1232

Mon 15 Newcastle: Crossings Open Workshop 5pm 07894 746 576

Thu 18 London: St Mary le Strand 8pm 07854 322 113

Fri 19 Birmingham: Celebrating Sanctuary at Ort Cafe: 8pm 07789 933 131

Sat 20 Sheffield: Castlegate Festival at Bank St Arts 2pm 0114 346 3034

Sat 20 Sheffield: ASSIST World Over 7.30pm 07905 468 093

Sun 21 Leeds: The Hub: Nine Lives & Stella Chiweshe doublebill 5pm: