Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cesária Évora at the 2007 JVC Jazz Festival - New York

Cape Verdian living legend Cesária Évora will perform at the 2007 JVC Jazz Festival - New York in June 2007. The festival takes place from the 17th to the 30th of June. Produced by George Wein & The Festival Network, LLC, the annual celebration of jazz and eclectic music features more than 200 events.

Tickets for the Cesaria Evora show vary from $35 to $85. Tickets can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 881 Seventh Avenue, at or by telephone at (212) 247-7800. Or you can visit the official JVC Jazz Festival - New York website for more information.

Here is the music video of the beautiful song Mar Azul, released in 1991 from the album with the same name.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Cape Verde in Cannes Cinema Festival 2007

Cape Verde will be on the spotlight in the Cannes Cinema Festival, one of the most prestigious international cinema competitions. The Festival that started on the 16 of may and ends on the 27th, celebrates this year its 60th anniversary.

The Cannes Cinema Festival will have a day dedicated to Cape Verde (the 24 of May). Also the new short movie by the Portuguese director Pedro Costa "Tarrafal", will debut in the Festival, not participating of the official competition. The movie "Tarrafal" is about the concentration camp that existed in the Santiago Island.

The Cape Verdean theme day have various events demonstrating the culture of the islands, from Cape Verdean gastronomy, to music - Tito Paris and São Vicente’s Carnival music, to name but a few.

Source: A Semana online (portuguese article)