NEWSLETTER - MAY / JUNE 2013
Thank you to all of you who came to support the Freedom Day show on 27 April 2013 at the City Hall. We had a really good time and enjoyed being in such a historical place on such a significant day. It was almost overwhelming.
I have had a hectic two months. My music school in Maputo, EscolaNacionale de Musica of which I am Patron celebrated its 30th anniversary with a concert and a few weeks later we attended a press conference with the Minister of Culture, Mr Armando Artur who congratulated the Director and teachers of the school on their achievements and hard work over all the years to keep turning out budding musicians (like myself) for so many years.
I also spent some time in Cadela Central Prison, in Maputo to view how the music programme is progressing there.
At the beginning of June, I was thrilled to be invited to receive the “MADE IN MOZAMBIQUE” seal from the Minister of Industry and Trade, MrAmrandoInroga. I am the first individual to receive this honour and am humbled that the Ministry saw fit to award it to me along with 8 other companies.
Also in June, I attended the installation of DrSalimoAbdula as CEO of Vodacom, Mozambique. I also attended his book launch.
As the proverb goes…."All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy!" So later in the month, I was invited by the Polana Serena Hotel to be the ‘chef for the day’! I had so much fun preparing the lunch with the executive chefs (they did the work, I just supervised!)
Another exciting development in June was being acknowledged by Selmer, France as being one of their artists. I can now officially put their logo on my website and I am listed on theirs. I play four of their saxophones! I look forward to many more years of association with this very established company who make the finest instruments in the world.
In between all this activity, we have been hard at work planning the next MoreJazzSeries. Everything is coming together. Details will be announced soon.
Maputo is enjoying a wonderful not too warm winter and Cape Town is in the grip of cold. The balance of the seasons is what keeps us all going.
See you soon!