Children’s Theater: The Adventures of Emilia in the woodpecker farm
Opening of Azgo festival @ CCFM!
Date and Time: Friday, May 17 2019 at 20h30
Entrance: 500 MZN and 400 MZN (for cultural club members and children upto 12 years old)
Address: Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano, Av. Samora Machel no. 468, Maputo
About the event
The opening will have performances by Isabel Novella, Lindigo and Maia & The Big Sky
About Isabel Novella
Isabel Novella is a Pan-African singer, songwriter and composer. Unique in style and performance, Isabel has carved her own nice as a performing and recording artist. Her music is best described as a balance between the African rhythms and the western influences ( Jazz, pop, soul ). In 2009, she was one of the singers chosen to feature on the album Beyond borders released in USA, which involved musicians from 4 continents, where the only singers representing Africa were Isabel Novella – ( Mozambique ) and Marie Dualne of Zap Mama ( Congo- Belgium ).
Born in Mozambique and growing up on music stages around the world, Isabel Novella has been fortunate enough t o be part of celebrated World music and Jazz festivals such as the Buyel’ Ekhaya Pan African Festival, Sakifo, Dunya, Oerol, Roots Festival, Arts Alive Festival , Sauti Za Busara Festival ,North Sea Jazz, Music Meeting just to name few. On these respected platforms she has had the privilege of sharing stages with the likes of Gloria Bosman, Chaka Khan, Liz Wright, Salif Keita, Patty Metheny, Jose James, Tania Maria and many more…
In 2013, she released her debut album self-titled “ Isabel Novella “ through Native Rhythms Productions and Sony Music Entertainment Africa. With this album, she graced renowned Jazz and African Music Events and Festivals around the world. Her passion for music saw her achieving her first International collaboration with Bob James ( Fourplay ) playing piano on her song “ Voices “ featured on her debut album. (Source: http://www.isabelnovella.com/)
Maloya was the music of the slaves who in former years had to toil in the sugar cane fields of Madagascar, and until today, it has remained the music of the Island of Reunion. This is where Lindigo, an eight-strong band, come from, developing Maloya and celebrating this music with a vengeance. The good spirits of their ancestors whirl around with them on stage when frenetic rhythms, gentle melodies and call-and-response songs merge into a very magical contemporary sound. (Source: http://bardentreffen.p3.gsm-design.de/en/bands/2016-lindigo/)
About Maia and the Big Sky
Maia Lekow is a soulful trailblazer igniting Kenya’s musical landscape. Daughter to musical legend Sal Davis, her magnetic vocals in Swahili and English are woven into the hypnotising poly-rhythms of the Big Sky Band, creating a familiarity and warmth that transcends continents.
Maia & The Big Sky have built a formidable reputation as one of East Africa’s most explosive live performers, gracing festival stages that include Africa Utopia (UK), HIFA (Zimbabwe), Kigali UP (Rwanda), Sauti za Busara (Zanzibar), Woodford Folk Festival & Perth International Arts Festival (Australia) and Cool Waters Jazz Festival & Blankets & Wine (Kenya). (Source: http://maiaandthebigsky.com/about/)