MAMA JAZ IN A NUTSHELL

An adventure in human musical culture amidst the challenging Mauritian context, the initiative was born out of a desire to celebrate Jazz and has evolved ever since, broadening its soundscape, reaches and experiences, consciously marching towards becoming a World Music and Jazz Month; humbly contributing to the History of Mauritius and the world through sheer passion.

MAMA JAZ AXES

Concerts & Performances

Audience Development

Music Education

Local and International Networking

Music for Health

Scouting, Development and Export of Mauritian Potentials

HISTORY

2016 – Birth

1st edition was a Jazz Week (25th of April to 1st of May) born out of the intention to celebrate International Jazz Day on the 30th of April; One open-to-all educational workshop; 42 Mauritian artists performed in 5 venues; 17 local partners supported the adventure; 70 hours of consciously performed music found 5,000 festival-goers.

2017 – Teething

2nd edition, THE ONLY JAZZ MONTH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE was born as the festival ambitiously sprung to cover the 1st of April to the 1st of May; 4 open-to-all educational workshops; 70 performing artists from Mauritius, South Korea, England, France, USA and Bulgaria in 11 venues; 30 local and international partners came onboard to support; 100 hours of consciously performed music touched almost 10,000 festival-goers and 4 concerts broadcasted on National Television reached audiences of 400,000.

2018 – In Session

GRAND CONCERTS

THE TEAM

A-Z

Anjelee Dabydoyal – Burty Makoona – Christopher Essoo – Djameel Damoo – Emilien Jubeau – Gavin Poonoosamy – Jean Daniel Villiers – Jordan Joumon – Jerry LĂ©onide – Kokil Doorgacharan – Natesh Makhan – Romi Poonoosamy – Ronysen Rama – Sapna Nundloll – Sebastien Sauvage – Sharon Pudman – Zoe Rozar

PARTNERS