Moreira Chonguica

Based: Cape Town


Saxophonist, Ethnomusicologist, Producer, Composer, Entrepreneur

Multi-award winning Moreira Chonguica (35) is a celebrated musician, originally from Mozambique but now based in Cape Town, South Africa.

His genre speciality:
Contemporary jazz and world music – AFRO WORLD JAZZ

Just completed:
Producing the inaugural MOREJAZZ concert series with US saxophonist, NAJEE (April 2012)

Last project:
Producing the album “KHANIMAMBO – Moreira Chonguica pays tribute to Mozambican
legends Vol 1”

Most recent release:
KHANIMAMBO – Moreira Chonguica pays tribute to Mozambican legends Vol 1 (2011)

The Moreira Project backing band comprises top musicians from Cape Town chosen and rehearsed to suit the event.

Recent Accomplishments:

  • The Moreira Project Vol 2 – Citizen of the World was nominated for three South African Music Awards in 2009, and was awarded two namely for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best Album Packaging.
  • The Moreira Project Vol 1 – The Journey was nominated for three South African Music Awards in 2007 and was awarded one for Best Producer.
  • The Moreira Project Vol 1 – The Journey was selected from 8000 entries and one of eight albums chosen to be awarded the inaugural A & R international music award in 2008.
  • Produced three songs for Simpiwe Dana for her album Kulture Noir.
  • Part of Brazilian documentary on Africa – Mama Africa shot in 10 African countries.
  • Moreira was included in the list by Jornal Noticias of Mozambique as the Best of 2009 together with President Guebuza and the Mambas (Mozambican football team).
  • He was also elected Cultural Personality of 2009 by Radio Mozambique.

Performance highlights in 2011/2012:

  • Jazz and Blues Festival, Guaramiranga and Fortaleza, Brazil – March 2011
  • Cape Town Festival – March 2011
  • Luanda Jazz Festival 2011
  • All Africa Games 2011
  • BCI 15th Anniversary launch – Nov 2011
  • Cape Town International Jazz Festival – Mar 2012
  • MOREJAZZ series – April 2012

Career highlights in 2011/2012:

  • Only African invited to Jazz and Blues Festival in Brazil – March 2011
  • Completed the Khanimambo CD with 10 artists from Mozambique
  • Invited to participate in the International Education & Entertainment conference New Delhi – Nov 2011

 

 

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