15 January 2013

Angola: CPLP Culture Official Recommends Ratification of Rome Convention

Luanda — The Culture director for Portuguese Language of the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP), Luís Kandjimbo, Tuesday in Luanda spoke of the need for the ratification of the Rome Convention of 1961, whose content refers to the social protection to artists and their products.

Luís Kandjimbo was speaking at a round table sponsored by the National Association of Artists and Song Writers (UNAC) to discuss the situation of the Angolan artist.

He said on the occasion that ratifying the said convention will help artists to have their rights guaranteed and the various forms of exploration of their products on the broadcasting media controlled.

Speaking on the avenues to solve the current plight of the Angolan artists, the specialist said the Rome Convention is clear enough concerning the rights of artists, song writers and their descendants.

The event was intended to identify the loopholes in the legislation currently in force in the country, with a view to a better artistic work, organisation of copyrights, dissemination of the Angolan music, theatre and dance.

It is also part of the activities marking the week of homage to the artists who passed away in 2012 and of the celebrations of the National Culture Day, January 8.

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