Mon, 17 Aug 2020 13:21 - Updated Mon, 17 Aug 2020 13:23
Portugal: Angolan community honours singers Burity, Waldemar
Lisbon - The Angolan community residing in Portugal, last Saturday, in Lisbon, paid a simple tribute to the musicians Waldemar Bastos and Carlos Burity, both of whom died last week.
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Musician Waldemar Bastos gets homage in Portugal
Photo: Pedro Parente
Deceased on Monday of illness, in Lisbon, Portugal, on August 10, 2020, Waldemar dos Santos Alonso de Almeida Bastos, was buried last Thursday, at the Galiza Cemetery, in the parish of Cascais and Estoril, in the Lisbon’s Cascais district.
On the other hand, the Angolan musician Carlos Fernandes Burity Gaspar died two days later, more precisely on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, in Luanda, also of an illness.
In a brief statement to ANGOP, the cultural attaché of the Angolan Embassy in Portugal, Luandino Carvalho, highlighted the deep grief that befell the Angolan community in Portugal, due to the passing away of two of the most “prominent” Angolan artists.
"It is an irreparable loss," said Luandino Carvalho, who, in another part of his statement, predicted that Burity’s work will be preserved by the present and future generations.
During the tribute to Waldemar Bastos, some musical themes that marked his rich career were sung and messages were read from various parts of the cultural universe, with emphasis on that of the minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment, Adjany Costa.
At the time of exaltation to Carlos Burity, Eddy Tussa's musical successes of the great sembista (samba music singer) were also remembered, while other artists, even absent from Lisbon, such as Matias Damásio, Ana Moura, Nelo Carvalho, Mariza, Nayma Mingas, sent messages of condolence for the disappearance of this "giant" of the Angolan music.
Carlos Burity was born in Luanda in 1952, while Waldemar Bastos saw was born in M'Banza Kongo, capital of Zaire Province, on January 4, 1954.
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