NEWSLETTER - MAY / JUNE 2015

We are now into the second half of the year. These past few months have been really busy with meetings and preparations for the 40th Anniversary celebrations of Mozambique’s independence and the 2015 edition of the MoreJazz Series.

I had a chance to spend a few days in Cape Town at the end of May with my family but I always forget how cold Cape Town can be in winter. Maputo gets cooler at this time of the year especially in the early mornings and evenings but it is very mild by comparison to Cape Town!

Late in June I had the pleasure of being invited to Lisbon by the Mozambican ambassador to attend the Independence celebrations there. It was a huge honour for me to open the official proceedings playing both the Mozambican and Portuguese national anthems. Boy, was I nervous!!

We are in the UK at the moment, performing in London and Liverpool and will be performing in London again before returning to Maputo and then off on another trip to Lisbon. London is so full at the moment with Wimbledon, the Grand Priz and all the other summer events. It really is a melting pot for the world. Such a pity our exchange rate is so diabolical. One to one, things are not expensive but 60:1 (Mozambique) and 20:1 (South Africa) make things desperately expensive!

Exciting & hectic times but soooo much fun!

I am so blessed to enjoy and have such a passion for what I do. I am also blessed to have so many people around me that believe in my craziness! #LovingLife

Stay warm!

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)






BCI

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane



Escola Nacionale de Musica

SD Systems



HENRI SELMER PARIS

Jeep



Superbrands


When What Where
23 - 28 June 2015 40th anniversary celebrations of Mozambique’s independence Lisbon, Portugal
1 - 10 July 2015 40th anniversary celebrations of Mozambique’s independence London, UK
4 July 2015 Concert with The Moreira Project and other Mozambican artists Leicester Theatre, Leicester Square, London
6 July 2015 Concert with The Moreira Project and other Mozambican artists Liverpool
8 July 2015 Concert with The Moreira Project and other Mozambican artists SOAS, London, UK
15 - 18 July 2015 Concert with The Moreira Project Lisbon, Portugal
22 - 29 August 2015 MoreJazz Series 5 Maputo, Mozambique

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

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