quarta-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2007

Stewart Sukuma

In 1983 Won Award for Best Performer for national contest in Mozambique

1987 Recorded the album Independance with Orchestra Marrabenta Star de Mozambique in Harare, Zimbabwe .

Performed at various benefit concerts in Norway, Denmark (Roskilde), Sweden, Holland (Melkveg)

Toured 16 cities in Germany for the Beat Apartheid Festival with Stella Chiweshe the Mbira Lady of Zimbabwe, Mustapha 3 Mustapha and Kalahari Surfers

Performed at Maison de Culture du Monde in Paris with Bembeya Jazz

Worked as percussionist for George Lee a renown saxophone player from Ghana based in South Africa

1988 Performed with Orchestra Marrabenta at the Children of the Frontline Festival in Harare Zimbabwe with Harry Belafonte, Hugh Masekela, Youssou N'dour and Miriam Makeba

1989 Assistant Producer for the Eric Clapton Concert in Maputo, Mozambique

Sukuma and Orchestra Marrabenta opens for Mark Knopfler and Bundu Boys at Hackney Empire in London and Newcastle

1990 Produced Tananas concert in Maputo, Mozambique

1990 Toured Finland

1991 Production Coordinator for the Awarded Best Video of the Year Island Boy by Mango Groove

1993 Special Guest at the Miss Mozambique Beauty Contest

Won Press Prize at the National Contest Ngoma, Mozambique 1994 Soundtrack

ProductionCoordinator for the Tree of the Forefathers a video documentary for the BBC television

1995 Won Award for Most Popular Song in national contest Ngoma, Mozambique

Owner and producer of an advertising company in Mozambique providing services in music and video publicity for social projects

Managed publicity of an AIDS-prevention campaign for an American company based in Mozambique PSI - Population Services International

1996/97 Recorded and released his first CD Afrikiti in Mozambique, South Africa and Europe, featuring Hugh Masekela on flugelhorn, Jimmy Dludlu on guitar and George Lee, saxophones

1998 Sukuma comes to The United States to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA and to bring his music to the West

1999 Performed at the Houston International Festival in Texas

To be Continued…

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