Award-winning Mozambican saxophonist, Moreira Chonguiça, celebrated as one of Africa’s most innovative Jazz musicians, returns to Cape Town for a single performance on Africa Day.

The artist is to perform at 8.30pm, on Saturday May 25, at Norval Foundation. Moreira’s passionate stage performance takes places in Gallery 8, where Ghanaian artist, Ibrahim Mahama’s, installation, “Labour of Many” – draping walls and floors with Hessian sacks, sets a dramatic backdrop. 

Chonguiça is joined by Mozambican bassist, Helder Gonzaga, as well as his Cape Town-based band, comprising Kevin Gibson, Camillo Lombard, Ronan Skillen, and Angelo Syster. Edna Jaime, a Mozambican dancer and choreographer, performs energetic dance moves in a unique interpretation of some of Moreira’s pieces.

This powerful initiative is supported by an Ant Mobility grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The primary focus of Ant Mobility is to assist individual artists and arts professionals to be able to travel across national borders.

Earlier in the day, Moreira will be conducting a workshop for Music Exchange (MEX), at Paul Bothner’s Plumstead branch. Tickets cost R50 and can be purchased from Quicket.

Africa Day is held to mark the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union) in 1963. It is a celebration of diversity and a call to unity for the continent. To celebrate this day, secure your ticket here or e-mail [email protected]. Ticket prices range from R150 to R220 each (excl. VAT), depending on choice of seating. Dinner can be booked prior to the show from 6:30pm, with the show starting at 8.30pm.


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Date: May 25
Time: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: R150


Norval Foundation
Studio 8, 4 Steenberg Rd, Steenberg Estate
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
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