Angola Shows Cultural Diversity in Cuban Fair

Havana — Angola's cultural manifestations are since last Thursday on display in Cabanha Hill monument, in Havana City, Cuba, where several artists will be exhibiting their works until February 24, including dance, music, theatre, plastic arts and literature.

Dozens of artists were integrated in the official delegation of the Angolan Culture Ministry, aiming at a dignifying participation in the 22nd International Book Fair of Havana, which Angola is attending this time as a guest of honour.

For eleven days, the public will be in contact with the Angolan cultural mosaic, including reference musicians such as Santocas, Duo Canhoto, Gabriel Tchiema, Matias Damásio, Ângela Ferrão, Tony Amado, Grupo Akapana, Armanda Cunha, Afrikanitha and Neide da Luz.

The delegation also includes representatives of the LS production company, which will be displaying various Cds by Angolan musicians.

In terms of literature, Angola will be represented by prominent writers, such as Manuel Rui Monteiro, Luandino Vieira, Arnaldo Santos, Luís Fernando, Maria Eugénia Neto, Maria Celestina Fernandes, António Fonseca, José Luís Mendonça and Roderick Nehone, besides some lecturers such as Abreu Paxe, ambassador Luís Neto Kiambata and the arts critic Jomo Fortunato.

In the ambit of this great event, about 15 novels will be on display for the public, a s well as poetry anthologies, books of traditional, children and contemporary tales, besides other titles that touch on Angola's anthropological and cultural aspects.

The event is being attended by several exhibitors fro Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Throughout the event, the Angolan delegation will also inaugurate a films exhibition on Angola, with some of the country's reference movies, such as " O Herói", by Zezé Gamboa, which was shot in 2004.

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