Arts & Culture

Rutera on tour in Cape Verde 23 Julho 2009

Brazilian band Rutera will perform Thursday, July 23, in Praia’s Cockpit club, in the first Cape Verdean – and indeed African – concert by the group, whose music blends reggae, dub, funk and soul.

Culturarte begins in Mindelo 21 Julho 2009

The third edition of the CulturArte program began yesterday in Mindelo, with Minister of Youth Sidónio Monteiro kicking off the summer arts and culture course that this years has brought together 75 youths between the ages of 15 and 19. This year, in a change from the first two editions, the program will have the exclusive participation of Cape Verdean students hailing from the islands of Maio, Boa Vista, São Nicolau, Fogo, Sal, Santiago and São Vicente.

New Sara Tavares album reaches 8th position on European World Music Charts 08 Julho 2009

Cape Verdean-Portuguese singer Sara Tavares’ third solo album, Xinti, has risen to 8th position on the World Music Charts Europe. The list was released on Monday, July 6.

President decorates those involved in helping Cidade Velha become World Heritage Site 04 Julho 2009

President Pedro Pires will bestow 1st Class Medals of Merit on a series of individuals he believes made major contributions toward helping historic site Cidade Velha be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cape Verde to find out if Cidade Velha will make it on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list this week 22 Junho 2009

Thirty natural and cultural sites are in the running to be declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The meeting of UNESCO’s Executive Committee takes place beginning Monday, June 22, and will run until June 30 in Seville, Spain. Cape Verdean authorities affirm that Cidade Velha has “all conditions” necessary to be included on the list.

Cape Verdean music highlighted in “Time Out” 19 Junho 2009

The new albums by Lura, Mayra Andrade and Sara Tavares were the object of praise in a special article in the Portuguese edition of cultural magazine Time Out.

Dutch Embassy gives Mindelo Cultural Center € 25,000 to acquire sound equipment 31 Maio 2009

The Dutch Embassy gave €25,000 in financing to the Mindelo Cultural Center on Friday, May 29 for the acquisition of sound equipment for its auditorium.

Cesária Évora sings in Argentina 25 Maio 2009

The best-known representative of Cape Verdean music has a concert scheduled for June 2 in Luna Park, Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

Cesária Évora to meet with Hugo Chavez 18 Maio 2009

The barefoot diva’s voice will be heard live for the first time in Venezuela. Cesária Èvora will hold a concert Friday, May 29, in Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas. The Cape Verdean singer has told local newspapers there that she hopes to give a “great concert,” and reveals that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is hoping to meet her.

Ministry of Culture expresses consternation at death of Lela Violão 07 Maio 2009

Cape Verde’s Ministry of Culture has expressed its condolences and consternation to the family of musician and composer Manuel Tomás da Cruz, better known as Lela Violão, who passed away yesterday at the age of 80.

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