New theatre piece devised by
“I am a proud Bantu, Munhu, Ubuntu – human being. My identity, my history, my ancestral beliefs, my DNA has made me who I am. I am everything and everyone who has lived before me.”
Reaching back to the Bantu migration some 5000 years ago from the Tanganyika and Baka tribal regions, Anna Mudeka takes audiences on an inspirational journey to modern-day Zimbabwe, London and Norfolk.
The show pays homage to great ancestors of Zimbabwe with a focus on Nehanda – the powerful female warrior who united the tribes and led the first Chimurenga war in 1896-7. Anna tells stories from her childhood in a free Zimbabwe – about the influence of her grandmother and the difficult decision to leave and pursue her dream as an artist in the UK. Kure Kure/Faraway speaks of the challenges and opportunities of starting a new life in a different country, this narrative rings true to contemporary lives and tackles issues facing the world today, posing important questions around migration, cultural identity and changing belief systems.
Authentic live and recorded music permeates this thought-provoking show as Anna showcases traditional skills; haunting vocals, highly accomplished mbira playing, dancing and drumming accompanied by multi-media visuals.
Touring 2020 and beyond
Ideal for Refugee Week & Black History Month with additional workshops and discussion sessions for ages 11+
Suitable for maximum audiences of 200 people at: Theatres, High Schools, Village Halls, Community Centres, Universities, Arts Centres and Festivals.
Kure Kure has a crew of 3 people: Artist, Tour Manager and Stage Manager
Please see the attached video and poster to give you a flavour of the show.
We look forward to hearing from you and bringing the show to your venue in 2019.
For more information on costs and availability please contact
07990 802 776