Coen Welsh | Nov 14, 2017 | 0
Jacques Mushaandja goes acoustic
Mushaandja is a unique singer of African chants and rhythms and delivers a fusion of Shambo, Soul and traditional chants, amongst others. Interested in depicting his identity as an African man his music looks into ancestral heritage and history as well as the current African socio-political condition. His sound is accompanied by legendary story telling, exuberant costumes and traditional dances. He has been dubbed as Namibia’s very own Femi Kuti and could be Namibia’s next Jackson Kaujeua.
On stage he gently commands attention. He incorporates his cultural rituals to gain more stage wisdom and energy from his ancestors, in fact his whole performance is a ritual.
The twenty four year old artist holds a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from the University of Namibia. He works as a freelance actor, writer and director for theatre. The Acoustic Friday Concert Stage at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre has been graced by the likes of Shishani, Erna Chimu and RUN N.A.M.S.
So if you are a fan of the theatre maestro, be sure to find yourself at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre. The show starts at 20:00. Tickets are available at the FNNC for N$30 in advance and N$40 at the door.