17 May, 2019 | Award-winning Mozambican saxophonist Moreira Chonguiça, celebrated as one of Africa’s most innovative Jazz musicians, returns to Cape Town for a single performance on Saturday 25 May 2019 at Norval Foundation.
Exposed to and inspired by the likes of Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Percy Sledge and Manu Dibango, Moreira’s energetic contemporary rhythmic compositions have garnered applauses across all six continents. His unique sound, technical agility and ingenuity on the alto and soprano saxophone, coupled with passionate stage performance captivates audiences universally.
The composer’s passionate stage performance takes places in Gallery 8 at Norval Foundation, where Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama’s installation Labour of Many – draping walls and floors with Hessian sacks – sets a dramatic backdrop.
Moreira Chonguiça will be joined by Mozambican bassist, Helder Gonzaga, as well as his Cape Town-based band, comprising Kevin Gibson, Camillo Lombard, Ronan Skillen, and Angelo Syster. Edna Jaime, a Mozambican dancer, and choreographer will perform a unique interpretation of some of Moreira’s pieces.
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