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The timely remastering of this album released 33 1/3 years ago is a celebration of a woman who has championed the Mbira and Shona Zimbabwean culture for more than 50 years. Chiweshe, now 74, is lovingly known as the ‘Queen of the mbira’.
The re-release by Piranha records has a title change – from Ambuya? Meaning grandmother? to Ambuya!
An affirmation that she is also the ‘grandmother of the mbira’
The debut album from Made Kuti propels Afrobeat into a new stimulating and refreshing arena.
Shaping his own sound Made Kuti experiments with the current British jazz scene, reggae, and latin rhythms, carrying the torch for the Kuti Afrobeat dynasty into the future.
Malian kora maestro Ballaké Sissoko duets with leading Gambian Kora player Sona Jobarteh on the new single ’Djourou’ – the title track of his forthcoming album due out on 9 April 2021. The single is accompanied by a live video – watch it here or stream on all platforms.
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