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Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:53 - Updated Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:53

Subsidy delay discourages carnival group União 54

Luanda - The head of the carnival group União 54, Joaquim Manuel, manifested last Thursday his dissatisfaction due to the delay in the provision of the state subsidy for the group’s preparation for the official parade.

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União 54 carnival group

Photo: Nelson Malamba

According to the official, the delivery of amount on the eve of the competition does not help in terms of the quality of the group's presentation, highlighting that it complicates the preparation process.

“One of the things that might damage the group is the allegory (choreography material) that we intended to get ready on time but was not possible due to the delay of the subsidy delivery. Eve so we’ll seek to improvise for the good of the group”, complained the official.

Thus, Joaquim Manuel stressed that last Wednesday the Provincial Carnival Association of Luanda (APROCAL) completed the process of subsidy distribution. 

In addition to that difficulty the União 54 group promised to take to the parade, in its choreography, a message of recognition for artisanal fishing and the fisherwoman (peddler) who on a daily basis take to the table of Luanda residents the needed fish for food.

The tribute will be stressed in the music message “Luanda Nossa Tradição” (Luanda Our Tradition), interpreted by the musician Acácio Bambi.

The group has more than 285 members, flanked by Queen Maria Pinto, 51 years old, King Joaquim Manuel, 22, dressed in varina cloth in yellow, red and white colours.

The União 54 carnival group was founded on 5 June 1954.

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