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
Moreira(View previous newsletters)
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"
Past Present Future (2011)
Spirit Rising Live (2012)
The Marshall Mathers 2
African Time (2012)
JOHN LEE HOOKER
Face To Face (2003)
Heavier Things (2003)
La Radiolina (2007)
In ‘n Out (1964)
THE ISAAC HAYES MOVEMENT (1970)
DONALD HARRISON, RON CARTER AND BILLY COBHAM: Heroes (2004)
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Escola Nacionale de Musica
HENRI SELMER PARIS
|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|
Vol 2 - Citizen of the World
If you don't already have a CD, they will be on sale at all the concerts or at most fine CD strores around the country.
Easiest yet - get the CDs online from:
JAZZ E STORE - Brightwater Commons, Randburg
CD also available in London at STERNS MUSIC STORE: 293 Euston Road, London (Tel: 020 73875550) or online from them on www.sternsmusic.com