Stella Rambisai Chiweshe
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 booking:justfestivalwestminster.org.uk/2015-programme/2015/6/18/stella-chiweshe
Full UK Tour listing
Sun 14 Newcastle: Live Theatre 3pm 0191 232 1232 http://www.live.org.uk/whats-on-book/stella-chiweshe
Mon 15 Newcastle: Crossings Open Workshop 5pm 07894 746 576 http://www.crossings.org.uk
Thu 18 London: St Mary le Strand 8pm 07854 322 113 http://www.justfestivalwestminster.org.uk
Fri 19 Birmingham: Celebrating Sanctuary at Ort Cafe: 8pm 07789 933 131 http://ortcafe.co.uk/whats-on
Sat 20 Sheffield: Castlegate Festival at Bank St Arts 2pm 0114 346 3034 http://bankstreetarts.com
Sat 20 Sheffield: ASSIST World Over 7.30pm 07905 468 093 http://www.assistsheffield.org.uk/events