Originally from Harare in Zimbabwe, Anna Mudeka is a musician, performer, producer, dancer, teacher, festival organiser… She works with a six piece band, playing mbira at the centre stage in a vibrant Zimbabwean fusion.
The Anna Mudeka Band weaves a wild web of festive reggae, funk and southern-African sounds influenced by Shona and Zulu traditional music; creating wonderful frenzied dance parties with their live performances. Their interactive shows celebrate Sub-Saharan cultures and traditions; with truly uplifting global beats and melodies. The Anna Mudeka Band have recently released a 12-track album, Dendende. Mudeka is also an established dancer and choreographer; regularly leading music and dance workshops and performances.
In Autumn 2017 Anna Mudeka will be touring a solo show 'Music of our Ancestors' which is part concert and part lecture series, offering an in-depth knowledge of the music of Zimbabwe's Shona people and its ancient use in ceremonies and celebrations, both private and public. Anna's performance will follow a family-friendly workshop in mbira and singing.