iSupport Music Business presents a tour of guitarist/vocalist Albino Mbie, Mbie will tour in Johannesburg and KwaZulu Natal from Tuesday 20 February to Saturday 24 February Included are performances at The Orbit in Johannesburg, The Centre for Jazz and The Chairman in Durban and Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale. Additionally Mbie will facilitate a special concert at Amatikulu Primary School.
Berklee College of Music graduate, Albino Mbie, is a Mozambican guitarist and vocalist that built his first guitar from a five litre can of oil, scrap wood, and electric cords at the tender age of 16. Drawn to the street music of Maputo, Mbie soon started playing with bands in the local scene. For his first time at on a South African tour, Mbie brings a band of fellow Berklee graduates to present his music to South African audiences.
Mbie makes music that aims to combine disparate entities into an organic whole while retaining their unique, undiluted flavours. The music of his native Mozambique coupled with his experiences living in the US, and travelling many other places in the world, overlap pleasingly to treat the audience’s ear to an original sound of Afro-pop meets Moz-Jazz. Imbued with a worldly energy, Mbie’s incredibly approachable music exudes sophistication and simplicity.
The concerts at Amatikulu Primary School and Seaman’s Corner are part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit that aims to foster a love and support for live music in our communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian live music development project housed within the SAMRO Foundation. Concerts SA receives financial, administrative and technical support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SAMRO, the SAMRO Foundation and Concerts Norway. Working with musicians, promoters, venue owners and audiences, and providing support to the sector through research and skills development for music professionals, the project aims to build a vibrant and viable live music circuit in southern Africa. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.