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Moreira Chonguica

Mozambican jazz-saxophonist, composer, producer, academic and philanthropist, Moreira Chonguiça is feted as one of the finest exponents of innovative and original jazz from Africa. As an independent artist with seven award-winning, globally informed and celebrated albums – he is blazing a trail from his east-African roots to the world. Exposed to and inspired by the likes of Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Percy Sledge and Manu Dibango, Moreira’s energetic contemporary rhythmic compositions have garnered applauses across all six continents. His unique sound, technical agility and ingenuity on the alto and soprano saxophone, coupled with passionate stage performance captivates audiences universally.

Awards

2006 - SAMA for The Moreira Project Vol 1: The Journey - BEST PRODUCER 2009 - SAMA for The Moreira Project Vol 2: Citizen of the World - BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM & BEST PACKAGING DESIGN 2011- SAMA nomination for Khanimambo 2013 - Received MADE IN MOZAMBIQUE seal 2015, 2016, 2018 & 2019 - SUPERBRAND status 2016 - ORDER OF MERIT from President of Portugal, Dr Marcello Rebelo de Sousa 2017 - AFRIMA nomination for M & M: Moreira Chonguica & Manu Dibango 2019 - MEDAL OF MERIT: Arts and Letter from the Government of Mozambique

Gear

Selmer saxophones: Alto, soprano, sopranino SD systems microphones


Tags

”Sax man is popularising jazz as 'sexy and sensual'” - Struan Douglas: African Independent April 08, 2016 ”The sax is a weapon of mass construction” - Tina George: Tonight Mar 12,2012
Miles Davis
trumpet
Manu Dibango
saxophone
Najee
saxophone
Maceo Parker
saxophone, alto
Yellowjackets
band/orchestra

Albums

M & M: Moreira...

Morestar Entertainment
2017

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Live at Polana Serena...

Morestar Entertainment
2015

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MP Reloaded

Morestar Entertainment
2013

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Khanimanbo

Morestar Entertainment
2011

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Vol 2: Citizen of the...

Morestar Entertainment
2009

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Vol 1: The Journey

Morestar Entertainment
2005

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https://soundcloud.com/moreira-chonguica

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From: MP Reloaded
By Moreira Chonguica

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