3 February 2013

Angola: Minister Satisfied With Participation of Youths in Carnival

Luanda — The minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva, Saturday in Luanda expressed satisfaction with the fact that the carnival groups are involving youths, thus giving a new momentum to the event.

Rosa Cruz e Silva was speaking at the end of a visit to some carnival groups of the capital with the aim of assessing their preparation for this year's edition of the carnival.

These youths, she said, execute the steps with a different rhythm and with a new cadence which makes the carnival more vibrant.

As to the amount given to carnival winning groups, Rosa Cruz e Silva said its increase requires the contribution of the whole society as this is not a State's exclusive commitment.

"We will try and get more partners so that we can improve the costumes of the groups. I believe this will happen soon, as we improve our capacity to show all this quality and vibration of the carnival," she stressed.

Since carnival is party and culture, the minister of Culture says that everyone nationwide is welcomed to participate in the event.

In her visit to carnival groups based in the capital, Rosa Cruz e Silva was accompanied by the chairman of the Luanda Administrative Commission, José Tavares.

The delegation visited the groups Etu Mudietu (Urben district of Sambizanga), União 17 de Setembro(Urban district of Kilamba Kiaxi) and União Povo da Samba (Urban district of Samba).

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