The Jazz Session #624: Moreira Chonguiça

Moreira Chonguiça is a saxophonist and producer from Mozambique. His latest album is called Songs of Peace. In this interview, Moreira talks about surviving the pandemic and evaluating life; his education in South Africa; the people in Mozambique who inspired his interest in jazz; his relationship with jazz master Manu Dibango; passing on what he’s learned to the next generation; and much more.


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Theme Music: The Respect Sextet (
Logo: Sarah Walter
Intro Voice: Chuck Ingersoll (

Author: Jason Crane