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A Lusophonic Evening from Three Different Continents

August 08th, 2014

News from Berlin - Lusophonic culture has found its place in the House of Cultures around the World (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) on Saturday, August 16th. The Brazilian singer Ava Rocha and the band Conjunto Angola 70 will be the first to scratch the surface of Portuguese influence around the world. After this, it will be time for some popcorn with the screening of the Angolan movie entitled ‘O Grande Kilapy’ (‘The Great Kilapy’).

The film was directed by Zezé Gamboa from Angola. It tells the story of an Angolan trickster that outwits the Portuguese government during the colonial period. In the traditional language of the Angolan Kimbundu, Kilapy means fraud, so ‘The Great Fraud’ is indeed a fitting title for the movie. The political thriller is based on a true story and tells the story of Joãozinho, a young Angolan from a well-to-do family who got the habits of the bon vivant, during Salazar’s dictatorship. The Brazilian actor Lazaro Ramos is the main star in the film.

However, before the film is played there is a concert, including various artists. One notable example is Ava Rocha, a prolific Brazilian artist and both a musician and filmmaker. She does not need the help of an entire band to create interesting sounds with her guitar and stunning voice.

There will also be a performance of Conjunto Angola 70. The band was formed in the 1970s with the purpose of recovering all the songs lost during the Angolan civil war period. It was founded by two legendary artists, Samy Ben Redjeb and Manu Otiniel, and so the performance will be bound to turn some heads. The event will start at 19.00.

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