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Music of the Portuguese-Speaking World to Be Honored for Three Weeks

July 24th, 2014
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News from Berlin – When in 1974, at the Grand Prix d’Eurovision, the Portuguese singer Paulo de Carvalho set a revolution in motion with his song “E depois do adeus,”. On the evening of April 24th 1974, Rádio Clube Português broadcast this song, the first signal to the insurgent factions of the Portuguese army, that started the Carnation Revolution. Not only did the dictatorships in Spain and Greece fall in direct succession, but Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, the Cape Verde Islands, and São Tomé and Principe were also liberated from colonial rule.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, Haus der Kulturen der Welt is organizing Wassermusik, from July 25th to August 16th, to look at the music that is playing today in the Portuguese-speaking world.

Among the present musicians, we can count old legends as Portuguese singer-songwriter Fausto and Conjunto Angola 70, new names such as Angola’s Cabo Snoop and Portugal’s B Fachada, and global stars like the Brazilian Lenine and the Cape Verdean Mayra Andrade.

This seventh edition of the summer festival will be entitled “Lusophony.” Artists from Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, China (Macau), India (Goa), and maybe also East Timor will perform. Movies, music films and documentaries will be broadcast after the concerts, and explored in greater depth in a discussion and literature program.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt is located in Mitte (John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin); the events will take place on the roof terrace if the weather is clement, and in the exhibition hall in case of rain.

For more informations, please visit the webpage of the event : http://www.hkw.de/de/programm/projekte/2014/wassermusik2014/wassermusik2014_1.php

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