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“Kuhanya”: Mozambique night, by Vintani Nafassi & Sumalgy Nuro

06/05/2022, 20:00 - 21:30

Vintani Nafassi and Sumalgy Nuro bring you an evening music and dance from Mozambique. Drawing from their unique backgrounds their repertoire spans from traditional to contemporary including new compositions.

Vintani Nafassi is a percussionist, composer and professional dancer from Mozambique. His main focus is African traditional music and dance. He has taught music and dance as well as performed in Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Brazil, China and Reunion Island. He was a professional dancer and musician for 10 years in the National Dance and Song Company of Mozambique. Currently he works as a choreographer, musician, song writer and composer, and as a teacher of traditional songs, drums and dance at the African Music Department of the University of Cape Town.

Sumalgy Nuro is a Mozambican Maputo-based urban musician and dancer with a strong background in traditional African arts who has embraced contemporary music and dance through music-dance studies at MoNo Pedagogical University (Maputo, 2013-2014) Kulturskolen Frederikstadt (Norway, 2014) and postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town (South Africa, 2019 – 2021). His interest is in the integration of music and dance in multi-media works in which real time music and dance composition forms the basis for a practice in which visual and audio elements are seen as part of a continuum rather than kept in separate boxes. His first love, African traditional music and dance, is the prism for these varied explorations inspired by the old, but aspiring for the new.



20:00 - 21:30
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