Moreira Chonguiça, celebrated as one of the finest creators of innovative and original jazz from Africa, will deliver an exclusive Africa Day performance at the Norval Foundation on the 25th of May 2019.
The Mozambican jazz-saxophonist, composer, producer, academic and philanthropist brings the stage to life with his east-African inspired compositions.
Moreira draws his inspiration from artists like Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Percy Sledge and Manu Dibango, who all contribute something special to his rhythmic and unique sound. Moreira will perform alongside Mozambican bassist, Helder Gonzaga, as well as his Cape Town-based band which includes Kevin Gibson, Camillo Lombard, Ronan Skillen and Angelo Syster.
Africa Day is held on 25 May each year across the continent to mark the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union, in 1963.
Moreira will perform in Gallery 8 at the Norval Foundation, where Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama’s installation Labour of Many, draping walls and floors with Hessian sacks, sets a dramatic backdrop.
The show will begin at 8:30pm on Saturday 25 May 2019. For more information visit the Norval Foundation online at norvalfoundation.org.