This year’s Praia de Telha festival features 15 groups hailing from Cape Verde and the Cape Verdean diaspora. This evening will see performances by Sinagoga & Alexandre (Tarrafal), Explosão 4 (Sal), Tabanka (made up of Cape Verdean émigrés), Primitive (Praia), Só Alegria (São Vicente), C4 (Sal) and Verão 2008 (Santiago). Tomorrow the festival will see Fonte Flipe Unit & WAJB (São Vicente), Spomba & Dinâmicos (São Nicolau), Tchiss Lopes, Lobos 4 and Tucim Bedje (São Vicente) and Ferro Gaita (Praia).
Praia de Telha festival gets Tarrafal de São Nicolau hopping 31 Julho 2009
The municipality of Tarrafal de São Nicolau will host the Praia de Telha festival beginning today, July 31. The two-day musical event is the high point of the local municipal festivities, which come to a close on municipal day, August 3. The government has given public employees in the municipality a day off Monday, and there is even news of ships coming from other islands to bring festival-goers to Tarrafal de São Nicolau.