Saxophonist, Ethnomusicologist, Producer, Composer, Entrepreneur
Multi-award winning Moreira Chonguica (35) is a celebrated Cape Town, South Africa based musician, originally from Maputo, Mozambique.
Moreira located to Cape Town to further his music studies where he graduated from the University of Cape Town's South African College of Music with a degree in jazz performance and an honours degree in Ethnomusicology (cum laude) in 2000.
1. Khanimambo - Moreira Chonguica homenageia Lendas de Moxambique Vol 1. Moreira Chonguica pays tribute to the Legends of Mozambique Vol 1 (2011)
This album is a mixture of traditional Mozambican sounds, rock, ballads and jazz with unsolicited commentary in between most of the tracks by the artists themselves. The ten featured artists on the album are all from different parts of Mozambique. Again all the portrait shots of the artists were shot by Zwelethu Mthethwa. Each artist sings in his or her mother tongue providing an introduction to themselves at the beginning of the song. The instrumentalists were all from Cape Town. Moreira re-arranged all the songs himself and plays on a number of the tracks. The album was mixed at Paris Studios by Paris Zannos and Moreira Chonguica and mastered at Milestone Studios by Murray Anderson.
This album was nominated for two SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC AWARDS namely BEST ENGINEER and BEST AFRICAN ADULT ALBUM.