NEWSLETTER - MARCH / APRIL 2014

Looking back at March it is hard to believe what has been accomplished.

It started with me being back in Cape Town for the launch of the Dikakapa Everyday Heroes book. I was one of 25 African contributors. I cannot praise enough the five young men who founded this initiative and I wish them so much energy and good strength to keep the fire alive. It is a long time since I have been so impressed and inspired by a project and I am grateful that I was able to play a really small part at the launch at Fezeka High School in Gugulethu.

Back to Maputo for a few days before returning again for the Music Exchange Conference at the Cape Town City Hall. Another uplifting experience being in the presence of such esteemed music men but where were the Cape Town musicians? This kind of event is so worthwhile and important for musicians of all genres. I always learn something at an event of this nature and it is always such fun bumping into old friends.

The following week, I flew to Johannesburg to attend the South African Music Awards nominations announcement. Unfortunately MP RELOADED was not amongst the nominees but it was interesting to attend and wonderful to bump into old friends like SelaeloSelota and Kurt Darren.

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has come and gone and I understand was exceptionally well attended as usual. The line up was exciting with names like Kenny Garret and Erykah Badu performing. Congratulations to Rashid Lombard and ESP for keeping jazz and this festival alive.

Until the next time!

MOREIRA

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Poetry:
Fanhana by MARCELINO COMICHE
Trilogia do Amor by ALBINO MAGAIA

The Sun Also Rises by ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1926) = translated as "O Sol Nasce Sempre"

Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste (1979) by Pierre Bourdieu = translated as "A Distincao. Uma Critica Social da Faculdade do Juizo"






MANU DIBANGO
Past Present Future (2011)

ANGELIQUE KIDJO
Spirit Rising Live (2012)

EMINEN
The Marshall Mathers 2

HERBIE TSOAELI
African Time (2012)

JOHN LEE HOOKER
Face To Face (2003)

JOHN MAYER
Heavier Things (2003)

MANU CHAO
La Radiolina (2007)

JOE HENDERSON
In ‘n Out (1964)

THE ISAAC HAYES MOVEMENT (1970)

DONALD HARRISON, RON CARTER AND BILLY COBHAM: Heroes (2004)






Vodacom



BCI



Laurentina



Escola Nacionale de Musica



SD Systems




When What Where
Thursday 10 April - Saturday 12 April 2014 MOREJAZZ SERIES BIG BAND WORKSHOPS with ERNEST DAWKINS Escola Nacionale de Musica

The Moreira Project
Vol 2 - Citizen of the World
Beautiful Minds


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