Stella Chiweshe

Stella Chiweshe (also Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, Stella Rambisai Chiweshe Nekati, Mbuya Stella Chiweshe, or Stella Nekati Chiweshe; 8 July 1946 – 20 January 2023) was a Zimbabwean musician. She was known internationally for her singing and playing of the mbira dzavadzimu, a traditional instrument of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. She was one of few female players, and learned to play from 1966 to 1969, when other women did not.

Stella Chiweshe
Chiweshe in 2012
Born
Stella Rambisai Chiweshe

(1946-07-08)8 July 1946
Died20 January 2023(2023-01-20) (aged 76)
Harare, Zimbabwe
NationalityZimbabwean
SpousePeter Reich[1]
ChildrenVirginia Mukwesha [fi]
Websitewww.stellachiweshe.com

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