Mbira Queen visits Wales

WALES - Stella Chiweshe, known as The Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe, began a tour of Wales this week. 

Chiweshe, now in her sixties, is an acclaimed virtuoso of the mbira, a scared instrument central to Zimbabwean culture and the music of the Shona people. She is excited to take her music to Britain’s land of song.  

Wales to me is a scared land and also the waters around it, Stella said. My performances will be both for the living, for the land and for the ancestors of the first people of Wales.


Stella’s journey through Wales begins in Cardigan on October 27 and ends in Harlech on November 8; she will also be hosting a series of workshops. – AFNS

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