Joni Schwalbach

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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 (www.ghorwane.com) 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 (www.ekayaproductions.com), 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


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