Veteran award-winning Mbira musician popularly known as Mbuya Stella Chiweshe has died. She passed on this morning at her Kuwadzana home relatives have confirmed.

Born Stella Rambisai Nekati Chiweshe on 8 July 1946 in Mujumi Village, Mhondoro.

She was married to Peter Reich, a German National
She was internationally known for her singing and playing of the mbira dzavadzimu, a traditional instrument in Zimbabwe.

She learned to play mbira from 1966 to 1969 when even fewer females played the instrument.

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