It is with deep regret we have to announce that the concert with Les Filles de Illighadad on November 30th has been cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. Stella Chiweshe will still play as planned, and Greta Eacott has been added as support. If you bought your ticket specifically to see Les Filles de Illighadad, it is possible to get your ticket refunded. Please write a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stella Chiweshe is probably Zimbabwe’s internationally most prolific performer, being a prominent star in the 1.0 days of “World Music” in the 1980es and early 1990es. Since then, things have been getting a bit quiet around her, which is currently changing for good, since Stella is still a breathtakingly powerful and highly spiritual performer. Her traditional “Mbira” music (the word is categorizing the instrument, the style and an entire culture) is a medium to establish contact with the spirits of the deceased ancestors and thus also able to bring about community among the listeners. In September 2018, Glitterbeat released Stella Chiweshe’s long-expected new album “Kasahwa”, a collection of her early African singles. We’re very proud to present her for the first time at ALICE this November. Greta Eacott will open the night.