Moreira Chonguica

Bio

Moreira Chonguica is a jazz musician, composer, producer, ethnomusicologist and entrepreneur from Mozambique.

Chonguica has several award-winning albums to his credit and has produced music for a number of African artists and documentaries. His albums include 'The Moreira Project Vol 1: The Journey' (2005), 'The Moreira Project Vol 2: Citizen of the World' (2008), 'Khanimambo: Moreira Chonguica salutes the Legends of Mozambique' (2011), 'MP Reloaded' (2013), 'Sensasons' (2014) and M & M: Moreira Chonguica & Manu Dibango (2017).

Chonguica has received a number of accolades in Mozambique over the years, including appointment to the advisory committee for the Mozambican Minister of Culture and being the only individual recipient of the 'Made In Mozambique' seal. He was voted Cultural Figure of the Year for 2014 & 2017 by the journalists of 'Noticias', Mozambique’s largest daily newspaper. He has been awarded the Superbrands accolade, twice, the first individual from the African continent to do so.

He was awarded the Order of Merit for his contribution to Mozambican jazz by President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and most recently in 2018, he was appointed as the Mozambican representative to the Ashinaga Initiative in Japan.

He believes that education is the key in the fight for poverty alleviation and is deeply involved with the youth of Mozambique. He is the patron of the music school he attended as a young boy, Escola Nacional de Musica, as well as of an HIV/Aids project entitled Sensasons, which involves high school pupils writing poetry or prose about how they feel about HIV/Aids, which was then put to music under the production of Moreira and released as a CD.

He also runs a production company called More Promotions in Mozambique, which produces the successful MoreJazz series of concerts each year, as well as having business interests in South Africa.

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Moreira Chonguica with Michele Herrera
The making of KHANIMAMBO - Moreira Chonguiça homenageia lendas de Moçambique Vol 1

Music

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02 360 Degrees (What Goes Around Comes Around)
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Videos

M&M - Tutu (AFRICA FESTIVAL)
M&M - Take Five (Africa Festival)
Moreira Chonguica performing TUTU
Moreira Chonguica: JUST A THOUGHT
M & M: Nonto Sangoma
International Jazz Day Mozambique 2017
40th Independance celebrations - UK tour - 2015
Moreira Chonguica with UCT Alumni Big Band 2017
Moreira Chonguica & Manu Dibango: Launch of M & M at CTIJF17
NGOMA by Moreira Chonguica
NGOMA from The Moreira Project Vol 1: The Journey
Moreira Chonguica and The Moreira Project on stage in UK
The Moreira Project live at the Crypt - Ancestrology
Carrol Boyes Wine Launch Cape Town - 1 October 2014
Winners of Cotai Jazz and Blues Festival, Macau October 2014
MOREJAZZ SERIES 3 - August 2013
Moreira Chonguica with The Moreira Project - 'Umjita' live at City Hall Sessions 2013
MOREJAZZ SERIES 1
Moreira Chonguica - 13th Cape Town International Jazz Festival March 2012
Silent Voices/Vozes do Silencio
Silent Voices/Vozes do Silencio (animated)
OTUPAM Moreira Chonguica
The Moreira Project - Umjita (live at Fogeys Room)
The Moreira Project - Blue Puzzle (live at Rainbow Room)
Moreira Chonguica 360 - Live at Green Market Square
International Jazz Day 2018 - Maputo, Mozambique
Moreira Chonguica: UNTITLED
The making of KHANIMAMBO - Moreira Chonguiça homenageia lendas de Moçambique Vol 1
Moreira Chonguica with Michele Herrera

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Contact

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