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Anna’s new project

It has been quite the build up to the beginning of the project – preparations started as soon as I heard the news I got the grant. The first meeting was at 9.30 Monday morning, in attendance was Belona (script writer) and David (director). I spoke for a good 3 hours and we started pulling…

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Times Are Changing

Times Are Changing

We were so lucky last month to have been able to meet in person for rehearsals under very strict conditions due to covid. We managed socially distanced rehearsals for five days with careful planning from our Tech Director Steve Louis who made sure we had visors, gloves, masks and sanitiser hand gel at all the…

Kure Kure Rise Again

Kure Kure Rise Again

I am so pleased to announce funding from The Arts Council England for the rework of Kure Kure/Faraway for outdoor and socially distanced performances 2021 Work started two days ago with script writer Butshilo Nleya and Director David farmer and I am pleased to be joined on stage by multi-talented musician/actor Bruce Ncube. Bringing together…

A Thank you message

A Thank you message

Some people are so blessed with words, when this message landed in my inbox i just felt like sharing it with you all out there! This is a reflection of a job you love. sent November 16 at 6:29 PM Sis Anna, I pray you’re well my sister. I’ve just watched a video of you and…

Life out of the smoke

Life out of the smoke

What an amazing two and half months i have had working in London Westend for RSC at the ambassadors theatre. Two wishes completed in one, unforgettable experience which i shall treasure for many years to come, experiencing how the other half work. This opportunity could not have come at at better time having completed my…

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Anna sings in London West End show!

South Africa, 2019. Twenty-five years since the first post-apartheid democratic elections, two men from contrasting walks of life are thrust together to reflect on a quarter century of change. Jack Morris is a celebrated classical actor who’s just been given both a career-defining role and a life-changing diagnosis. Besides his age, Jack has seemingly little…

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Wonderful feedback from the the tour so far!

Wonderful feedback from the the tour so far!

It was an absolutely brilliant performance,I loved it!  It really spoke to me (and my Bantu DNA), it was so enlightening, inspiring and engaging.  I’ve had nothing but positive feedback from people I have spoken to. Birmingham We would love to have you back and also it would be good to explore with you and…

Blog 4

Blog 4

Day 1: Started recording the soundtracks, rhythms and beats of Africa for Anna Mudeka’s new one-woman show: ‘Kure Kure’ – currently in progress: Day 2. Vocals and Djembe: Day 3: Mbira, vocals, more drumming and … Day 4: Vocals, sound effects and checking script … Here’s Anna Mudeka explaining the song ‘Echubeleke’ (‘It Goes On’)…

Blog 3

Blog 3

Today I travelled to London to meet with fellow Zimbabwean and Art Director/Producer Simon Bright. He has produced a documentary film entitled Tides of Gold. This film is about the history of Africa and trading. It’s a powerful and insightful story which celebrates trading between Africa, India and China which goes back centuries. We met…

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Kure Kure Blog 2

Bel and I started adding concepts of visual content to the script, I added more ideas and felt the script was ready to send out to Daisy, Project Manager and David, Director. I might need to consider working with a different choreographer because my original choice may not work out. I have contacted a choreographer…