The prominent Mozambican saxophonist and composer Moreira Chonguica has been nominated for an award by the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) for the song “Ngoma” from his recent album “Live at Polana Serena Hotel”.
The nomination is in the Best African Jazz category. The nominees for all the categories are chosen by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the AFIRMA jury.
Commenting on the nomination process, AFIRMA’s Matlou Tsotetsi stated, “the urbane mix of African sounds in sync with modern tunes and works that promote the positive image of Africa to the world, are some of the guidelines the jury worked with during the screening and selection exercise”.
Moreira Chonguica stated, “I am deeply honoured to have been nominated for this award. I have huge respect for my fellow nominees in this category”.
The winner is chosen by public vote (http://afrima.org/index.php/voting) which ends on 5 November. The winner will be announced at a gala function in Lagos, Nigeria on 6 November.