Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Stella Chiweshe - Kasahwa: Early Singles [Glitterbeat Records]

To be released on September 14th, 2k18 via Glitterbeat Records is "Kasahwa: Early Singles", a collection of hard to find single releases put on the circuit by Zimbabwe- and Germany-based singer and performer Stella Chiweshe between 1974 and 1983 when she just started to become an Mbira-icon and -sensation in her homeland of Zimbabwe. With these eight early recordings the listener, even if not familiar with the mystical and spiritual origins of the Mbira genre which has been played by the Shona people for centuries and even millenia, is entering a fascinating, organic and well-calming realm of naturalistic, ancient sound with a carribbean twist which, in its meandering repetition and partly even playful nature seems to be mysteriously familiar and all-embracing, like an age old structure that has been embedded into the musical dna of mankind since day one. Interesting.


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