Stella Chiweshe's Mbira sound - in “Atlantique” film


Stella Chiweshe's Mbira sound - in “Atlantique” film

We are very happy to have one of our Stella Chiweshe’s songs, “Huvhimi”, being placed in Atlantique, Mati Diop’s film debut in the Cannes Film Festival.

Stella Chiweshe stands as one of the most significant musician and activist in the African world. She started her journey in music by playing the mbira, an instrument handed down from one generation to another to play songs of liberation, spiritual experience and social commentary in special ceremonies of the Shona people. With Zimbabwean independence in 1974, she became one of the most internationally acclaimed artists and the first female musician to gain recognition in a music tradition dominated by men.

Stella’s own story fits the spirit of “Atlantique”, a movie that depicts the class division in Senegal, the agonise of the repressed, the conflicts and crossroads in their lives and their mysterious return in the end.

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