20 February 2013

Angola: Culture Ministry Supports Lyric Music

Havana — Several cultural programmes focussing on the promotion of lyric music are being drafted by the Angolan Culture Ministry, aimed at promoting and creating a public for this music style.

The information was given to the press last Monday in Havana, Cuba, by the Angolan Culture minister, Rosa Cruz e Silva, who explained that her institution already has some concrete programmes aimed to stimulate the appearance of more lyric singers.

"We have some projects aimed at stimulating the appearance of more singers, public and shows for this type of music", said the minister to journalists, when making an assessment of Angola's participation in the 22nd International Book Fair of Havana, in which Angola is a guest of honour.

Rosa Cruz e Silva informed that a small experience has already taken place in Luanda, with a show held in the Liga Nacional Africana venue, in the ambit of the celebrations of the National Culture Day, marked on January 08.

She stressed that her institution is willing to support the four Angolan lyric singers that graduated in Cuba's Higher Institute of Arts, so that they can have a market and a growing audience, in the country and abroad.

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