3 January 2013

Angola: National Culture Day Enlivens Kwanza Sul Province

Luanda-Concerts, theatre, dance and a workshop, as well as handing over merit and honours diplomas in recognition to the commitment of cultural agents in unveiling and preserving national artistic features comprise the programme dedicated to the celebrations of January 08, date meant to commemorate the Angolan culture.

According to the programme disclosed to ANGOP this Thursday, the National Culture Day celebrations, to be presided over by minister Rosa Cruz e Silva, in the costal Kwanza Sul province, shall commence on Saturday with a guided tour to historic and cultural sites (Kikombo Fort, Sumbe Fortress and the Sagrada Família Church).

For the following days, the organisation has planned the holding of a workshop on cultural policy, culture economy and cultural management, a workshop on files management, enhancement, theatre and dance, management of the built and classified heritage, on orthographic harmonisation of Bantu languages and techniques of gathering oral tradition.

The event also includes a round table on material and immaterial cultural heritage, as well as the handing over of the "Kwanza Sul Art and Culture" Award.

January 08, was approved as the National Culture Day, through the decree nº21 and published in the State Gazette nº 87, 1st series, of November 1986, in honour to the speech on the National Culture delivered by the late first President of the Republic of Angola, António Agostinho Neto.

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