Stella Chiweshe is one of the few musicians in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, who since more than 35 years is working in the role of traditional Mbira musician and already her first single, Kasahwa, received gold in 1975. Prior to Zimbabwe's independence, when the colonial government banned all traditional instruments and songs and threatened the Mbira artists with imprisonment, she earned recognition as a musician in secret Mbira ceremonies. Very quickly, her solo work has established Stella Chiweshe as one of the most original artists in the contemporary African scene. She introduces the Mbira music to the occidental context without loosing the relation to her Zimbabwean tradition - she complements Mbira with popular music to show the deepness and power of her traditional spiritual music at home and abroad. Her work has not only made her an international figure, but also earned her the position as Zimbabwe's cultural Ambassador. Stella Chiweshe has been touring Europe regularly since 1983 and has released several internationally successful albums.