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Award-winning Mbira Musician Mbuya Stella Chiweshe Dies

Award-winning Mbira Musician Mbuya Stella Chiweshe Dies

Award-winning Mbira musician Mbuya Stella Chiweshe has died.

Relatives have confirmed that she passed away this morning at her Kuwadzana home in Harare, according to ZBC News.

The publication cites a close relative, Rector Kandemiviri as saying:

She wasn’t feeling much well of late, coupled with age. The last time she came kumusha she was saying her days are almost up and as such, she needed to settle back home.

She was born Stella Rambisai Nekati Chiweshe on 8 July 1946 in Mujumi Village, Mhondoro, Zimbabwe.

She was well-known throughout the world for her singing and playing mbira dzavadzimu, a Zimbabwean traditional instrument.

Mbuya Chiweshe, who is arguably the first pioneer of Chimurenga music, learned to play mbira from 1966 to 1969 when even fewer females played the instrument.

She took part in the WOMAD festival and gave several performances throughout Germany (1994 in the United States, 1995 in Australia, and 2006 in Spain).

In 2004 she toured England with her daughter.

Mbuya Chiweshe was married to Peter Reich, a German national.

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52 Comments

Bm 1 week ago

RIP MBUYA CHIWESHE


Worzell Gummidge 1 week ago

My heartfelt condolences to the Chiweshe family. Mbuya Stella was stellar. She was a true professor of ethnomusicology & an ambassador of African culture.

I particularly love her piece with the following lyrics; "Wakasiya vana vachingochema. Vachingotenderera pachikomo chiye. Chaa Chimurenga. Nhasi mazviona here? Kwave kupandukirana kweropa nhasi. Chaa Chimurenga."

The song's deeper meaning is; how black people spilled each other's blood after Chimurenga.

Rest in Peace Gogo Stella...

Jaison Muvhevhi 1 week ago

Nematambudziko


xxx 1 week ago

so sorry RIP gogo


good fighter 1 week ago

rest peace in peace


Chava Chimurenga 1 week ago

wasiya Vana vachingochema


Patriot 1 week ago

R.I.P


Fari 1 week ago

Rest in peace gogo Chiweshe


Brenda Dzobo 1 week ago

Rip gogo

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Nyamasvisva 1 week ago

Makarwa kurwa kwakanaka mbuya


Hurricane 1 week ago

Rest in peace gogo


bozslady 1 week ago

RIP gogo


screwdriver 1 week ago

Zvenyu vasikana mazorora pakutambudzika kwatiri kuita muzimbabwe umu zvichikonzereswa naivo ivavo


saka munhu ari married to 1 week ago

a white person aigara kukuwadzana sei.kasi vanga vakadivorcer here gogren uye mari yavo yemashows yakadyiwa nani I hope haisi government.uye vaisuppoter musangano upi.tizive kuti isu maCCC tiri kuvachema here


Führer 1 week ago

Rip


Major 1 week ago

Nhema musasaa usaringe zuva nhamo ichauuya


tinTin 1 week ago

is that not chiwoniso maraire's song???

1 week ago

Major hauna chaunoziva mwanangu

kkk major anyadzisa 1 week ago

zvikuru hayas😂😂😂

1 week ago

Iwe usade kunzi wataura hanty ka

Me 1 week ago

Rest in peace 🙏


Kwaku Jiti Pidigu Jii 1 week ago

May her soul rest in eternal peace


Chixy 1 week ago

Nzou nyangwe irere hombe ihombe....gogo makatauka nyumbe manga mune simba rakawanda


boss pana 1 week ago

RIP Mbuya Stella Chiweshe


Len 1 week ago

RIP GOGO CHIWESHE


Lii 1 week ago

Man u be Papacy dzakatamba sei gys


allan rayman 1 week ago

dzakatamba zvakanaka kwazvo

Lii 1 week ago

Palacy


kii 1 week ago

drew one all.. nt dzirii kunyepa kt yakadyiwa idzoo

1 week ago

Man u yakadyiwa 2 1


😂😂 1 week ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Lii 1 week ago

Ok thanks


Graham 1 week ago

Rip Mbuya Stella Chiweshe


1 week ago

jerenyenje rinofa ratambura.l love that song Reat in peace gogo


Gb 1 week ago

Mbuya R. I. P asi munotiudzirawo Morgan Richard Tsvangirai kuti Nzvonyora ava kudzingwa vamwe muparty zvino vandasiya pasi vari kuti dai adzinga vose asara iye ega


Big Dhara Munhu Mukuru 1 week ago

Ooooh Rip Mbuya but Masiya vana vachingochema vachingochema. Zimbabwe hweeeee Mbuya vasiya vana vachingochema vachingochema kubva pakapera chimurenga honai nhasi tingone tariro


Mr camera 1 week ago

rest in piece gogo shm


panganai Java 1 week ago

Chha Chimurenga


VYBZ KARTEL 1 week ago

RIP Mbuya


Justin 1 week ago

rest in peace


Goodbye Pindula 1 week ago

Goodbye Pindula,

Edwin 1 week ago

rest in peace Gogo

maka 1 week ago

RIP


Edwin 1 week ago

RIP


Tateguru 1 week ago

So sorry. MHSRIP


sm 1 week ago

rest in peace gogo


Progressive Citizen 1 week ago

Vakanaka havararame shuwa.. 77 and gone,, vamwe vakatosvika kuma 80 wani,, shame


danger mpoto 1 week ago

rest in peace. mbuya


1 week ago

1 week ago

SONG YENYU MBUYA YAINGORIRA EVERY 10 MINUTES PA ZBC MUSI WAKATORWA NYIKA NEMASOJA. TIKANGOTI GARE GARE TONZWA SONG, GARE GARE SB OVERENGA NEWS


Styles 1 week ago

RIP gogo changosara chete iVoice renyu


MBUYA MADHUVE 1 week ago

Modarika muchindiona Gogo ndiriko hangu kuno kuHeaven



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