Joni Schwalbach

  • function:
  • fax:
    Please log in to see the fax number.
  • eMail:
    Please log in to see the email address.
  • mobile:
    Please log in to see the mobile number.
  • company:

participation in

  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007

João Carlos Schwalbach, pianist, composer, arranger and producer, was born in Maputo – Mozambique. Started his piano studies at the age of 7 at the National Music School in Maputo for a couple of years. Then, he was self-taught until he went to study at the prestigious music department at UNICAMP (Universidade Estadual de Campinas) in São Paulo - Brazil, where he graduated in Popular Music in 1999. In 2002, João Carlos Schwalbach completed his masters degree in Ethnomusicology at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) – University of London in the United Kingdom. Apart from his solo career (projects: DESPERTAR, VIAJENS, 100 PALAVRAS, FORTALEZA amogst others), Joao Carlos Schwalbach is a member of Mozambique’s legendary group Ghorwane sice 1993 ( and participates in many other projects as a pianist/keyboardist/producer/programmer both with national and international artists. João Carlos Schwalbach is the founder of Ekaya Productions Lda (, a well established company in the region working in many different areas in the industry: Recording Studio, Mixing and Mastering, Audio Post-Production, Film Scores/Sound Tracks/Sound Design, Jingles, Concert Production, Music Distribution. João is also the founder of independent record label ManinGroove.

Joni Schwalbach

Please wait! Loading in progress...please wait! upload in progress... it can take a while - depending on your internet connection