Goodwill Ambassador for Education of orphans
I am Anna Mudeka, a Zimbabwean musician, business executive and music festival organizer. I am the organizer of the Southburgh Festival of World Music in Southburgh in the Breckland district of mid-Norfolk, East Anglia. I am energetic and passionate about my music and cultural roots. Having been awarded the Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in Africa in the Arts and Culture section 2013, it’s very different from my humble beginnings having grown up in a musical family in Zimbabwe. I have embraced all that’s good about the music and culture from all the Sub-Saharan cultures. I have trained with many well-known names such as Thomas Mapfumo, Stella Chiweshe, Adzido Dance Ensemble to name a few. I have gathered inspiration from singers such as Ciseria Avora, Casse Alle, Youssou N’dour, Peter Gabriel, Damian Alban and the late Miriam Makeba of whom I have developed a one woman show entitled Senzi’s Spirit. I have currently works with my six piece band, The Anna Mudeka Band playing a fusion of Zimbabwean mbira driven music.
Anna Meduka website: https://annamudeka.co.uk/
The Mudeka Foundation
The music is at the core of The Mudeka Foundation which she set up two years ago. Anna combines her music to raise funds and help improve the education of orphans and disadvantaged children in her homeland of Zimbabwe.
She does this through the events that she organises for her charitable initiative: The Mudeka Foundation www.mudekafoundation.com www.southburghfestival.com
Anna’s music and vocal talents engage youngsters (and adults alike) all over the world, in conjunction with schools, festivals and communities. But – it’s at her lively stage performances where one can really experience the happy atmosphere her music creates – whatever the venue or the gig! Anna performs with her band The Anna Mudeka band and Tambai Ensemble.She teaches singing, drumming and dance for all all organisations. Whether you are looking for team building, conferences, Christmas parties with a difference or for any of your educational needs then you will be in good hands.Anna comes from a long family of musicians with her late grandmother as her first inspiration. She has studied music and has a teaching qualification from Norwich City College. Anna also studied business in 2001 through the Women’s Employment Enterprise and Training Unit funded by the European Union.