23 November 2012

Angola: Local Culture Highlighted At Warsaw University

Luanda — The minister-counselor of the Embassy of Angola to Poland, Joao Manuel, pointed at the University of Warsaw, the importance of habits, customs and rituals of Angolan culture.

Speaking at the ceremony that marked the forty years of Iberian and Latin American studies the diplomat stresses the various passages in the history of Angola and thanked the act of collaboration and good academic institution in the materialization and the expansion of Angolan culture.

The "Thinker", tchokwe creation, the Mwana-pwo, exalted by the mask female dancers in their puberty rituals, Kalelwa, used during the ceremony of circumcision, Tchibinda-Iilunga and other emblems made of wood or in black ceramic of Moxico were highlighted at the event.

The intervention on the culture of Angola and the work of Portuguese José Saramago, winner of the Nobel Prize of Literature in 2008, were the most applauded in the auditorium of Warsaw Central Campus, which housed hundreds of individuals including students.

The Iberia-American is a geographical region comprising the three countries of the Iberian Peninsula, formed by Spain, Portugal and Andorra.

The event was attended by government entities, ambassadors, men of art and other figures.

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