Friday, 6 March 2015

Anna Mudeka and Star to perform at our IWD event!

Come along to our International Women’s Day event this Sunday, between 4 – 6pm, at the Fusion Digital Gallery, The Forum, Norwich. The event is free and men, women and children are welcome. We will be launching our anthology Words And Women: Two, published by Unthank Books, which includes winning entries from our prose competition and also the texts which we commissioned for ‘About’, our project on women and place which was supported by Arts Council England. Anna and Star will also entertain us with their wonderful music.
Here is a little info about them:

Anna Mudeka was born in 1976 into a family of musicians. From an early age Anna and her sisters were encouraged to sing and dance. After working with Zimbabwe’s musical giants King George Ziki Moyo, Ephat Mujuru, Thomas Mapfumo, Anna moved to the UK to pursue her own career in music. Since then Anna has worked tirelessly in promoting Africa, her music and culture. In 2011 she set up The Mudeka Foundation to provide HIV Orphans and Disadvantaged children in Zimbabwe with education. Anna uses her music to reach a wider audience and raise funds for her charity. The foundation currently supports 5 schools and is building a high school. The foundation has also started a feeding program at one of the schools in 2015. Anna’s contribution to the culture of Africa saw her win the award for Africa’s most Influential Woman in Government and Business in the Arts and Culture section 2013/14.
Sithabile Dube (or Star) is a young singer-songwriter, who has been inspired by a school motto- "Overcome Evil With Good," and by a love for physics and mathematics. In her own words: "These are songs of love- in truth. A learn-ed wisdom. A disco-very. A-mazing Grace. Enjoy.”

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

No comments: