New Era (Windhoek)

21 September 2012

Namibia: Jacques Features As Acoustic Friday's Act

Windhoek — Since his successful life music debut at this year's World Music Day, Jacques Mushaandja has been on the go.

The Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) welcomes this proactive upcoming artist on the Acoustic Friday stage tonight at the FNCC Terrace at eight O'clock (20h00). Tickets are N$ 30 apiece in advance form FNCC and N$ 40 at the door.

The 24-year old Jacques is a unique singer of African chants and rhythms. His music is 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 storytelling, exuberant costumes and traditional dances. At times, Jacques also incorporates his cultural rituals to gain more stage wisdom and energy from his ancestors; in fact, his whole performance is a ritual.

Jacques holds a Bachelor's degree in Performing Arts from the University of Namibia. He also works as a freelance actor, writer and director for theatre.

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