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Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:20 - Updated Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:20

State secretary highlights traditional dances preservation

Mocâmedes - The secretary of State for Cultural and Creative Industries, João Constantino, highlighted on Saturday night in Mocâmedes, chief town of the south-western Namibe Province, the fact that the traditional music and dance shows contribute to the preservation, appreciation and promotion of the essence of the history and habits of the communities.

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A Traditional dance group (file)

Photo: Francisco Miúdo

Speaking to the press, on the sidelines of the event, which brought together groups from Angola’s southern region, João Constantino said that it is the intention of the Ministry of Culture to continue promoting the roots of Angolan culture.

"This is an event aimed at the promotion, preservation and enhancement of the Angolan cultural root, gathering, every year, traditional groups to show the richness and diversity of Angolan culture," he said.

João Constantino expressed satisfaction that the goal set by the grouping of southern Angola (Namibe, Huila, Cunene and Cuando Cubango) was achieved.

The Angolan Traditional Music and Dance Concert is a partnership with IMOGESTIN.SA (a real estate Angolan company) and aims to promote traditional music and dance in ways that enhance this rich and diversified Angolan intangible heritage, as well as to retrieve and preserve cultural aspects and national identity.

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