Control Room
Main Control Room - Tascam Desk and Sonar Platinum
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Recording Room #1
Recording Room - Large room with drum kit, percussion instruments, amps & several high end intruments available...
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Voice-Over setup for professional talent
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Ekaya is more than a recording studio...located in the heart of Maputo!!!

 Ekaya Productions Lda was founded in 2005 by musician, producer and ethnomusicologist Joni Schwalbach.

Ekaya is more than a recording studio. It is a boutique production facility located in the heart of Maputo’s Sommerschield district. Opened since 2005 by it’s founder João Carlos Schwalbach aka Joni.

During the past decade, Ekaya has gained the respect of the industry both in Mozambique and abroad.

Although Ekaya’s focus is in audio production, our spectrum of services range from music & video production to marketing & advertizing.

Our studios were carefully equipped, and are constantly upgraded, with the latest hardware and software to ensure the best results at a competitive rate. Years of careful selection and acquisition of all the components in the studios grants high end professional results.

We keep on updating our studios with the best analog & digital gear and the best plugins and virtual instruments on the market to ensure that our productions sound good!!!

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The artists


Ekaya Productions is more than a recording studio. It’s your 360 botique creative hub solution to help you achieve better and faster results. We work with the best independent professionals specialized in a wide range of expertise to help take “that idea” to the next level.

the studio

Ekaya’s Studios are known for delivering high quality results across the spectrum. From recording to mixing, composing and arranging a Jingle, producing an artist etc, we ensure the best quality at a competive rate.

our rates

Please contact us for a daily or weekly discounted rate (the longer period you book…the less you pay). Special conditions apply for time specific sessions.



Ekaya’s Productions have produced work for a diverse rage of clients including some of the top agencies and institutions in the country and abroad. 


Our services


Ekaya Studios are known for delivering top quality results. Top agencies and clients choose Ekaya for they daily work.

Music Production

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Ekaya Productions can also produce you music, institutional or corporate video. Click here for more details.


From music concerts, to product activations, Ekaya is your right partner.

Web Development

We can help you to structure, design and develop your website.
An online presence is crucial is todays world. Contact us and request a proposal based on your needs.

Our team

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Joni Schwalbach

Founder & Director

Joni Schwalbach is Ekaya’s founder and managing director. Joni is a keyboardist, composer, music producer, ethnomusicologist and a videographer. He loves both music and film and he is passionate about writing film music and sound design. Joni also enjoys producing and mixing music for several artists around the world. Also writes jingles and corporate music.

Most importantly Joni is a food and wine fanatic and loves to cook!!!

Wiliam Sitóe

front desk/assistant

Wiliam is Ekaya’s do-it-all guy. From receptionist to studio assistant, runner and production assistant, Wiliam is always there to help whenever he’s needed.

He is also a talented handyman!!!


We have partnered with Ekaya and João Carlos Schwalbach for more than 15 years on the most important communication projects for our clients brands in Mozambique. João Carlos has been instrumental in creating the soundscape of Mozambique’s best loved brand 2M over the last decade. His intimate knowledge of Mozambique musical culture and tradition has created a soundscape for our clients brands that is as important as its visual communications. His professionalism, talent, range, attention to detail and work ethic are to be commended. We look forward to collaborate with Ekaya and Joni for many more years to come.
João dos Santos

Executive Chairman at The Number Seven Group

I've had the pleasure of working with Joni adn Ekaya on several ocasions to produce jingles or score music for commercials or film. Joni is the consummate professional, takes the job seriously and professionally, but he has always time for some fun too.
Most importantly the end product has always exceeded my expectations and resulted in happy clients.
Jonny Cohen
Entrepreneur & Creative Director at Pathfinder Africa


Most frequent questions and answers

Ekaya is a commercial studio catering for solo artists and bands, corporate clients and advertising agencies, film and TV producers and others. Contact us for more information…

Ekaya produces small and medium size events. For bigger events we partnership with our sister company Maningue Productions Lda.

If you think you have the voice and talent to record professional voice-overs for radio, TV and other media please contact and us and book for a free studio session. We will record you and test you potential and work with you to take you to the next level. Our coaches will train you and guide you all the way to up to to big jobs for the top brands and corporations.


Jobs at Ekaya will be advertised here.




Ekaya Band Camp is a project for the talented children who dream of paying in a real band, rehearsing in a real studio. More details soon…subscribe here if you wish to be updated on this matter

Ekaya is launching a new product for our non-corporate clients: the real people!!! If you want to compose a song, sing an existing song, produce a music video to give to your loved one for a anniversary or farewell party, event etc, we will help with the creative process and het things done for you!!! Surprise you friends with a top quality product created by real professionals!!! More info soon. Contact us for more details.

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