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M@BU - Music At Bradford University

M@BU - Music at Bradford University presents:

Stella Chiweshe

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The internationally acclaimed and award-winning Queen of Mbira music from Zimbabwe playing since the early 70s


Wednesday 12th July at Delius Arts & Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford. BD7 1AA.

£10 / £7 concessions plus Pay As You Feel available. 7:30pm doors. 

This event is supported by University of Bradford and Arts Council England and is part of Artworks Creative Communities programme of events funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

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Stella Chiweshe - The Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe

listen: https://stellachiwesheofficial.bandcamp.com/
look: https://www.youtube.com/user/StellaChiweshe/videos

The mbira consists of 22 to 28 metal keys mounted on a hardwood soundboard, and is usually placed inside a gourd resonator (deze). The keys are played with the two thumbs plucking down and the right forefinger plucking up.

Stella Rambisai Chiweshe - The Queen of Mbira music from Zimbabwe - is the first female artist who gained prestige in a music tradition that's been dominated by men. Her Solo work has established herself as one of the most original artists in the contemporary African scene using mbira music to show the depth and power of her traditional spiritual music at home and abroad. 

Chiweshe started to perform solo in ceremonies around Zimbabwe in the early 70s. From 1982 she toured internationally, having performed in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Congo Brazzaville, Zanzibar. Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech-Republic, Slovenia, Serbia, India, China, Korea, England, Ireland, France, Orkney Islands, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Austria, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Spain and Canary Islands, and in Croatia.

In Zimbabwe she released more than 20 singles of Mbira music of which her first single Kasahwa went gold in 1975. She has won several awards in her country. In 2003 the University of Zimbabwe honoured her with the Masters Degree in Arts.

With support from:

M.R.M
Newcastle born musician, Mariam Rezaei aka M.R.M. plays with live vocals, beats and electronics through improvisation. 
https://swarmusick.bandcamp.com/album/citizen www.rezaei.co.uk

Kontiki
An exciting picnic of Afro-rock and funk from a Leeds/Bradford collective of skilled musicians. Music for fun times and dancing.
https://kontiki.bandcamp.com/track/fuji-super-garbage


Recon, Lumen and M@BU present as part of Drunken Film Fest

An Evening of Out There Sights and Sounds

Wednesday July 19th 2017, 8pm - 10:45pm. FREE ENTRY. at Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, 29 Great Horton Rd, Bradford BD7 1AA

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Leeds and Bradford's Recon Festival, Lumen and M@BU join forces to bring a heady mix of experimental film, live performance, music and digital experiences to the awesome surroundings of the Delius Arts and Cultural Centre German Church. Plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the Delius bar.

With

Bradford Scratch Orchestra: Improvising ensemble for musicians of any level of experience provide live soundtracks to a selection of short films.

Golden Meat: analogue audio and visual experimentalism by James Islip from That Fucking Tank

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Short animation and immersive experimental films selected by Lumen

(contains content some viewers may find disturbing and flashing images)

Supported by Lumen, Artworks Creative Communities and University of Bradford with funds from Arts Council England and the Esme Fairbairn Foundation.

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About Music at Bradford University

A place to find out about, experience and get involved in music on campus and beyond.

Based on University of Bradford campus, Music at Bradford University offers four threads of provision. A programme of events that brings cutting edge music in all its forms to Bradford; a hub to find out about and promote music opportunities accessible to students and staff; small-scale rehearsal and practice facilities; and a base for workshops and facilitated opportunities for music-making.

The Tasmin Little Music Centre is a great place to drop in to find out about what's going on musically on campus and in the local area. It is also used as a practice space for members, and plays host to performances, workshops and various open groups and ensembles.

The programme of events is delivered by 'Fellow In Music' Andy Abbott.

TLMC is a space for members of The Bradford University Music Society. You can find more information about joining in 'BUMS' and 'Tasmin Little Music Centre'.