Strengthening diaspora communities

Music – mainly sung in Creole – is an important element of the traditions of the country, and in this sense bringing Cape Verdean artists to perform to the diaspora communities is a way of strengthening the communities and their traditions

Cape Verde is a small archipelago in the Western African coast, but there are big Cape Verdean communities in many countries such as Portugal, United States, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands – and Luxembourg. In Luxembourg the Cape Verdean community is part of the multicultural society, and our project is part of the intercultural exchange that takes place here and in other countries.

Many Cape Verdeans and their descendants try to keep in touch with Cape Verdean culture by speaking the Cape Verdean Creole language, preparing traditional dishes and passing on the culture and telling about the history of the country to their children.

Music – mainly sung in Creole – is an important element of the traditions of the country, and in this sense bringing Cape Verdean artists to perform to the diaspora communities is a way of strengthening the communities and their traditions, and in a way also teaching the younger generations more about their roots.

Making Cape Verdean music more known

As we bring Cape Verdean musicians to perform in Luxembourg, we also promote the events to a wider audience. These audiences gain a chance to get to know Cape Verdean music better, but also to gain more knowledge of the Cape Verdean culture and communities that are present in the society.

This can be considered having a role in improving intercultural relations and also offers opportunities to the Cape Verdean musicians to perform to new audiences.

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