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
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
|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|
Vol 1: The Journey
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