NEWSLETTER - JULY / AUGUST 2015

The end of June was particularly exciting because I was awarded Superbrand status as an individual that is a first for Mozambique and the African continent. I was in esteemed corporate company.

On 1 July, I hopped on a plane with my band joining Mingas, Pedro Ben, Otis, Benvindo Fonseca and Maiuko and a number of other great acts for a three concert series in the UK to celebrate the 40th anniversary of independence celebrations. Two of the concerts were in London and one in Liverpool. Apart from the strength of the pound, we had an awesome time. The audiences were great and our host, ambassador Carlos do Santos was extraordinary in his arrangements and hospitality. It was such a pleasure being there.

We flew back to Maputo for a few days before jetting off again to Lisbon for another celebration for BCI and the state visit of the new President, Mr Filipe Nuysi. Lisbon was extremely hot but the band and I had a great show.

The balance of July and August has been spent in meeting and discussions around the MoreJazz Series 5 in October.

In the past month, I have had the great pleasure of performing for KPMG at their 25th anniversary celebrations, spending time with the MoreJazz Big Band while they are on school holidays and speaking at the MOZEFO conference on tourism and heritage.

It has been a full, satisfying and fun two months. I look forward to the rest of the year.

All the best
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
25 & 26 September 2015 Music Exchange Grand West, Cape Town
October 2015 MoreJazz Month Maputo, Mozambique
30 & 31 October 2015 MoreJazz Series 5 concerts Maputo, Mozambique

The Moreira Project
Vol 1: The Journey
Simples (Simplicity)

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