Classic work from Stella Chiweshe
– a set that gave mbira player Stella Chiweshe
much wider exposure than some of her previous records, and a nicely bold sound to match! Stella
sings lead vocals, and handles her instrument with amazing dexterity – and also uses a few other percussion instruments too – alongside addition mbira, two marimbas, bass, and drums – almost always moving at a nicely rhythmic clip that really pushes the music forward! The album's never too overproduced – still nicely shy of some of the crossover modes of the growing world music generation – but it does have a fuller quality than some of Chiweshe
's earliest music, in part because she's an even more powerful vocalist. Titles include "Njuzu", "Chachimurenga", "Kassahwa", "Sarura Wako", "Chipindura", and "Mugomba".
(Includes download with 4 bonus tracks!)