Angola hosts the 10th edition of the International Jazz Festival


Luanda – Angola will host the 10th edition of the International Jazz Festival on April 30, which will bring together Angolan, Cameroonian, Chadian, Gabonese and Congolese artists, the organization announced Thursday in Luanda.

Addressing ANGOP, a member of the organization, Jerónimo Belo, highlighted the participation of Filipe Mukenga, Sam Mangwana, Anabela Aya, Esperança Mirakiza, Totó, Ricardo Lemvo, Mitchel Long (USA), Catarina dos Santos ( Portugal), Chico Pinheiro (Brazil), Yamandu Costa (Brazil), Luiz Guerreiro (Portugal), As Marias (Mozambique), among many others.

The festival aims to make the international community aware of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool and as a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation between peoples.

In 10 editions already organized, this is the first time that the festival will be held in the Central Africa region and will have as its theme “Arts, culture and heritage: levers to build the Africa we want”.

Jerónimo Belo underlined that the expectation of the musicians is to promote a greater diffusion of jazz and to increase it in the programs at the level of radio stations and in newspaper articles on this musical style.

Regarding the current state of jazz in Angola, Jerónimo Belo said he is moving forward with great difficulty, but with great determination.

Addressing ANGOP, a member of the organization, Jerónimo Belo, highlighted the participation of Filipe Mukenga, Sam Mangwana, Anabela Aya, Esperança Mirakiza, Totó, Ricardo Lemvo, Mitchel Long (USA), Catarina dos Santos ( Portugal), Chico Pinheiro (Brazil), Yamandu Costa (Brazil), Luiz Guerreiro (Portugal), As Marias (Mozambique), among many others.

The festival aims to make the international community aware of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool and as a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation between peoples.

In 10 editions already organized, this is the first time that the festival will be held in the Central Africa region and will have as its theme “Arts, culture and heritage: levers to build the Africa we want”.

Jerónimo Belo underlined that the expectation of the musicians is to promote a greater diffusion of jazz and to increase it in the programs at the level of radio stations and in newspaper articles on this musical style.

Regarding the current state of jazz in Angola, Jerónimo Belo said he is moving forward with great difficulty, but with great determination.


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