Brazzaville — The Angolan music band "Acapana" and the singer Pérola thrilled the crowds watching two different shows under the Pan-African Music Festival (FESPAM) that opened Saturday in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
The band and the singer excelled in their presentations and transmitted to the public the Angolan warmth in the cold weather of this season of the year.
According to the festival's programme, the Angolans will be back on the stage on Wednesday at the Congo's Félix Éboué stadium that hosted the ceremony of opening of the ninth edition of the event, chaired by the local head of State, Denis Sassou N'Guesso, flanked by UNESCO director, Irina Bokova, and other local figures.
Pérola thrilled the audience that vibrated with excitement, earning her prolonged applauses and calls to stay put on the stage.
The Angolan singer is on the list of musicians that will be awarded the gold medal of the Congo Letters and Arts Prize, along with Tabu Ley, of Democratic Republic of Congo, Youlou Mabiala (Congo), Youssouf Ndour (Senegal), and Pierre Akendengué (Gabon).