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GALA 40 Years of Mozambique Independence

July 4, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 4.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 8, 2015

A PortCaiaFestivals production for the High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique in the UK featuring Mingas Benvindo Jose Tavares Fonseca,Maiuko Fi Moreira Chonguica, Otis Sax e Pedro Ben some of the most successful and internationally known Artists from Mozambique together in one big Performance Celebrating Arts and Culture.
This Gala gathers some of the most successful and internationally known Mozambican Artists to Celebrate 40 Years Independence of Mozambique to share an exciting cultural journey of rich melody and rhythms, featuring Mingas, Maiuko, Benvindo Fonseca, Moreira Chonguica, Otis, Pedro Ben, Afro-Classic Ballet choreographed by Benvindo Fonseca danced by Andreia Barros and Marcelo Magalhaes.

The High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique in London and PortCaiaFestivals are working together on this special Gala, to create a celebration!

“A fusion of sound and movement which is timeless and universal, and defies the boundaries of definition and convention we are so accustomed to in the Western world” – Adelina Pereira

Mingas voted ‘Best Female Singer’ by Radio Mozambique

“Blessed with a smoky/powerful voice that defies the limitations of one particular genre” – K.Le Gendre-Echoes Magazine on Maiuko

“Benvindo Fonseca is a multi-awarded choreographer, dancer and actor”

“Moreira Chonguica is a multi-award-winning saxophonist and ethnomusicologist”

A Night not to be missed!

This event will take place on the 4th of July at Leicester Square Theatre (6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX London) and on the 8th of July at SOAS University, Brunei gallery (London WC1H 0XG).