Portuguese Language in Lusophony
The Museum of the Portuguese Language (Museu da Língua Portuguesa), a space that offers visitors a journey through the diversity of the Portuguese language, was reopened to the public on the 31st of July. The museum at Estação da Luz, a late 19th century building in downtown São Paulo, was destroyed by a major fire on December 21, 2015 and was completely renovated. Read more →
Short stories about Goa
The Fundação Oriente (Delegation of India in Goa) organizes the sixth short story competition. These stories can be written in Concanim, Marata, Portuguese or English. Read more →
India-Brazil technology cooperation
The first all-Brazilian satellite was launched in India in the early hours of last Sunday (February 28, 2021). The satellite, called Amazon-1, arrived in space aboard the PSLV-C51 rocket launched on the island of Sriharikota, India, and will have as its primary mission the observation and monitoring of deforestation in the Amazon region.
About 17 minutes after the rocket launch, the satellite split up and did its first planned activities, such as opening the solar panel, stabilizing its orientation to Earth, checking systems, and placing readiness mode.
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In a interview with the Mozambican newspaper “Notícias”, the outgoing High Commissioner of India in Mozambique Rajeev Kumar says the Indian Government considers Mozambique to be one of the priority partners in its cooperation with African countries.
Currently, Indian investments in Mozambique exceed 7.5 billion U.S. dollars, representing about 25 percent of the total invested by the Asian country in Africa. Rajeev Kumar justifies this amount with “the strong contribution of the companies OVL, BPCL and OIL India, members of the concessionaire that is exploring hydrocarbons, especially natural gas in Rovuma area 1”. Read more →
Covid India Brazil
Brazil’s government has received 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India. Brazil’s Health Ministry announced that the vaccine landed in São Paulo on January 22 before being flown to Rio de Janeiro, where Brazil’s state-run Fiocruz Institute is based. Read more →
Fundação Oriente (FO) welcomes, according to informations of FO, applications to its Annual Scholarships Programme between 4th and 29th January 2021, for:
– Doctorates and research projects relating to Portugal and the Far East in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. Priority will be given to projects relating to the collections of Museu do Oriente, Lisbon.
– Annual proficiency courses on Portuguese language & culture for nationals of Asian countries and to Portuguese citizens who wish to attend official courses on languages and cultures of countries in the Indo-pacific region.
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Cooperation India Portugal
Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan
The 26th edition of DST- CII Technology Summit 2020 virtually organized by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was held from 7th to 9th December with Portugal as the Partner Country. The aim of the Summit was to develop scientific and technological cooperation between India and Portuguese researchers and strengthen the scientific partnership between research groups from each country.
India-Portugal trade crossed $1 billion mark in 2019, and Indian investments in Portugal crossed $350 million. Read more →
LSG – Lusophone Society of Goa and IGSG – Indo German Friendship Society Goa, in collaboration with the Goa State Central Library, organized a visit to a Konkani tiatr at Kala Academy in Panjim on February 21, 2020. The Konkani word “tiatr” has its origin in the Portuguese word “teatro” (theatre).
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Portuguese International School (PIS) in Goa
Delivery of the Letter to the President of the Republic by Aurobindo Xavier, President of LSG
The Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) handed over a letter to the President of Portugal during his visit to Goa at a meeting in Panjim on February 16, 2020, asking him for institutional support in the implementation of a “Portuguese International School” (PIS) in Goa. The Society is initiating this private school project with the intent to promote both the Portuguese and the Indian culture and to facilitate the learning of the Portuguese language. Read more →
6th Lusofonia Festival Goa 2020
LSG – Lusophone Society of Goa together with BCCG – Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa, is organizing a one day Brazilian culinary class. Brazilian Chef Bruno Camera of restaurant Churrascaria Brasil in Calangute and his team will demonstrate how to prepare some typical Brazilian dishes such as Carreteiro Rice, Brazilian Chicken Fritters and Moist Corn Cake. All ingredients for the recipes are available in Goa.
Previous registration is mandatory. Please phone or whatsapp 9763365050 or email email@example.com
Date and time: January 16, 2020 (Thursday), 9.30 am to 1 pm
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6th Lusofonia Festival Goa 2020
Four Brazilian films will be screened in two institutions in Goa. The screenings are organized by the Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa (BCCG) together with the Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) with the support of the Brazilian Embassy in New Delhi. Read more →
The Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) is pleased to announce the “6th Lusofonia Festival Goa 2020”. From December 2019 to March 2020 there will be several events, which will be announced successively. The annual Lusofonia Festival brings together events from various countries and regions which formerly were Portuguese colonies.
The community of Portuguese speaking Goans and Brazilians met in Goa on Saturday 6 July 2019 for a Brazilian cultural event and took the opportunity to say goodbye to the Consul General of Brazil in Mumbai Mrs. Rosimar da Silva Suzano who returns to Brazil. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Brazil in Mumbai together with the Brazilian Cultural Center in Goa (BCCG).
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5th Lusofonia Festival Goa 2019
As part of the 5th Lusofonia Festival Goa 2019, Lusophone Society of Goa is organizing a Brazilian cooking class. Three Brazilian hobby cooks will demonstrate how to prepare chicken bobó, prawns na moranga, fish moqueca and baked cocada. All ingredients are available in Goa. Read more →
5th Lusofonia Festival Goa 2019
About 26 photos of the the Frigate DOM FERNANDO II E GLÓRIA of the Portuguese Navy are displayed at the Art Gallery of the Directorate of Art & Culture in Panjim. The exhibition is organized by the LSG – Lusophone Society of Goa.
The Frigate was built at the shipyard of Daman in Portuguese India, which possessed to the east a large forest of teak wood in Nagar-Aveli, considered to be an excellent wood for ship building. She was Portugal’s last sailing warship to be built and also the last ship that undertook the Carreira da Índia (India Run), a regular military line that connected Portugal to its colonies in India since the beginning of the 16th century. Read more →
Article of Aurobindo Xavier* published in Scroll.in with the Title
“What does Brazil’s new president-elect hold for India, China and the future of Brics?”
On October 28, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party was declared the winner of Brazil’s presidential election, having obtained 55.1% of the votes cast. His opponent, Fernando Haddad of the left-wing Workers’ Party, bagged 44.9% of the vote. Bolsonaro, 63, will take over as president on January 1. Despite scarce campaign resources and no support from major parties, more than 57 million voters supported the former Army captain’s promise to fix Brazil’s ills: massive corruption, out of control crime and a faltering economy.
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Brazil in Goa
The Consulate General of Brazil in Mumbai and the Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa (BCCG) organized a Brazilian cultural evening in Goa. On 16th December 2018 at Hotel Nanu Resort in Betalbatim, Portuguese speaking Goans and Brazilian residents in Goa joined for a happy get-together in the presence of the Consul General of Brazil in Mumbai, Ms. Rosimar Suzano along with Dr. Aurobindo Xavier, President of Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa (BCCG). Goan musicians truly enthralled the audience with Brazilian songs.
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5th Lusofonia Festival Goa 2019
In the context of the “5th Festival of Lusophone Goa 2019” that extends from December 2018 to March 2019, the LSG-Lusophone Society of Goa organized on December 20, 2018 in collaboration with the School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB – Portugal) and the Kare College of Law (KCl) of Margão a lecture given by Dr. Pedro Oliveira of IPB under the title “The Portuguese Language: Towards a museum”. Read more →
5th Lusofonia Festival Goa 2019
December 13 (Thursday) 12.00 H
“Improvement of university sociability through emotional intelligence and integrative practices”.
Prof. Muna Odeh (UnB – University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
Lecture Hall, Nirmala Institute of Education, Altinho, Panjim. Read more →
The Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) is pleased to announce the “5th Lusofonia Festival Goa 2019”. From December 2018 to March 2019 there will be several events, which will be announced successively.
The Brazilian Cultural Center in Goa (BCCG) and the Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) in collaboration with the National Agency of Cinema (Ancine)/Ministry of Culture of Brazil and the Brazilian Consulate in Mumbai will organize sessions of Brazilian Contemporary Cinema in the following colleges in Goa:
G. R. Kare College of Law (Damodar College) in Margao, Comba, and at the Nirmala Institute of Education in Panjim, Altinho. The movies are in Portuguese with English subtitles. Free entrance. Read more →
Relations Goa/India - Lusophonia
“Goa – a platform for cooperation between India and the lusophone countries especially Brazil” is an article (in Portuguese) recently published in “Cadernos de Política Exterior”, a biannual publication of Instituto de Pesquisa de Relações Internacionais (IPRI) of Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão (FUNAG), Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to the editors the article by Prof. Aurobindo Xavier, president of LSG – Lusophone Society of Goa, gives an interesting historical overview over the relations between Goa and the lusophone world. Read more →
Brazilian music in Goa
During the 60’s, Brazilian music was reasonably well known and loved in Goa. Till today some of these songs still remain well enshrined in the psyche of Goans.
However, there has been a disconnect between the music then and the music styles and trends that evolved since the 60’s in the realm of Brazilian popular music, which today includes genres such as “musica sertaneja”, Brazilian rock, samba-reggae, baião, forró, etc. These genres are gaining audiences around the world but are yet to make an impact in Goa. Read more →
Simples conversa em português
- Are you shy to speak in Portuguese?
- Do you have rudimentary knowledge of the Portuguese language?
Then this is the right way to start speaking Portuguese. Very, very slowly … at your pace. Read more →
The Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) is pleased to announce the “4th Lusofonia Festival Goa 2018”. From February 15 to April 15, 2018 there will be several events. This year we will be focusing on Brazil, as India and Brazil are celebrating 70 years of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.
One of the main events will be the International Seminar “Brazil-Índia/Goa, Seminar Focusing on Sustainability: Environmental, Social and Cultural Aspects”on April 5 and 6. Read more →
A LSG – Sociedade Lusófona de Goa tem o prazer de informar que assinou em Dezembro de 2017 um Acordo de Cooperação com a Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brasil. O acordo prevê entre outros a elaboração conjunta de projetos de pesquisa, de eventos científicos e culturais e de cursos e disciplinas compartilhadas. Read more →
Lecture by Dr. João Reis Nunes, Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics, University of York, UK.
This talk, organized by LSG – Lusophone Society of Goa, BCCG – Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa and The International Centre Goa, examines the Brazilian response to the recent Zika epidemic in the context of the country’s broader socioeconomic and political context. It asks what other countries, particularly those in the Global South, can learn from the Brazilian public health response. It considers the shortcomings of the response and how they can be addressed in future outbreaks. At the same time, and looking in particular at Brazil’s community health worker programme, the talk discusses the extent to which the Brazilian case offers potentially innovative solutions for global health problems. Read more →
On December 23, 2017 in the morning there was a Christmas party for children of a Goan orphanage and Brazilian children at Santo Antonio Orphanage in Senaulim, Verna. The event was organized by the Consulate General of Brazil in Mumbai and BCCG – Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa. Read more →
There was a Brazilian Cultural Night at Hotel Nanu Resort in Betalbatim on December 23, 2017. Members of the Brazilian and the Goan community and their families attended this event of confraternization and friendship. The music group Cotta played Brazilian and Goan songs. Read more →
Cooperation Goa - Brazil
In order to strengthen the ties between Goa and Brazil the Lusophone Society of Goa brought together the Consul General of Brazil in Mumbai Ms. Rosimar da Silva Suzano and the mayor of the City of Panjim (Panaji) Surendra Furtado on 23 December 2017. Read more →
Interview Consul of Brazil
An important interview given by the Consul General of Brazil in Mumbai Ms. Rosimar da Silva Suzano to the daily “Herald” of Goa was published on 31 December 2017. Read more →
Brazilian Film Screening
The Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa (BCCG) in collaboration with the Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) and the Brazilian Agência Nacional do Cinema (Ancine) / Brazilian Ministry of Culture, is organizing sessions of contemporary Brazilian cinema in North and South Goa. The films are in Portuguese with English subtitles. Entry free.
North Goa: on August 23 (Wednesday) 2017 the following films will be screened in collaboration with the Film Club and the Department of Mass Communication of St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa. Venue: Seminar Hall at St. Xavier’s College.
1 – 9:30 am “Don’t worry, nothing will work out” (Não se preocupe, nada vai dar certo!), comedy.
2 – 12 noon “Federal” (Federal), thriller.
South Goa: the following films will be screened in collaboration with the Humanities Department of Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda, Margao.
Venue: Auditorium at Don Bosco College of Engineering.
1 – Saturday, 09 September 2017 at 3.30 pm “Federal” (Federal), thriller.
2 – Monday, 11 September 2017 at 3.30 pm “Don’t worry, nothing will work out”(Não se preocupe, nada vai dar certo!), comedy.
3 – Tuesday, 12 September 2017 at 3.30 pm “In Therapy” (Divã), comedy. Read more →
Post-graduate study in Brazil
The Government of Brazil plans to award grants to foreign students for post-graduate study and research for admission in Brazil in 2018. Possible candidates must be accepted by a Brazilian Higher Education Institution (IES), public or private and have fluent Portuguese. Registration will be open in the period from August 1 to September 15, 2017. The Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) is pleased to help candidates by the application and searching adequate universities for this purpose in Brazil. Possible candidates are requested to send their curriculum vitae in Portuguese and an email contact to firstname.lastname@example.org
Inauguration of BCCG
It is with great satisfaction that we inform you about the inauguration on 17th March 2017 of the BCCG – Brazilian Cultural Centre in Goa – Centro Cultural Brasileiro em Goa . Read more →
The Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) in collaboration with the Municipality of Mafra (Portugal) organizes an exhibition of photographies by Adelino Fernandes, professional photographer from Goa, India, at Casa de Cultura Jaime Lobo e Silva, Ericeira (Portugal). The exhibition, with the title “Goan Windows – Indo-Portuguese Architecture”, will show 22 photographies depicting the typical windows of Indo-Portuguese architecture of the city of Margao, in Goa.
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The traditional “coreto” (bandstand) in the lusophone countries and regions
The Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) is pleased to announce the 3rd “Lusofonia Festival Goa”. Read more →
Approaching Goa and Brazil
In order to implement a rapprochement between Goa and Brazil with the purpose of using Goa as a platform for the relations between India and Brazil, Aurobindo Xavier, President of the Lusophone Society of Goa, visited Brazil in December 2016. During his visit, among others, he gave a lecture at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo (USP) and an interview with TVSuprenBrasilia.
Here is the video of the lecture at USP
Here is the video of the interview at TVSuprenBrasilia
LSG signs Memorandum of Understanding
Aurobindo Xavier, President of Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) and Maria Luísa Cerdeira, President of FORGES signed the MoU in Campinas, Brazil.
The Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG), India, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FORGES – Associação Fórum da Gestão do Ensino Superior nos Países e Regiões da Língua Portuguesa.The Memorandum aims to promote and enhance the academic, scientific and cultural cooperation in the framework of the educational policy and school administration and higher education. The Memorandum was signed on 29 November 2016, at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, during the 6th Conference FORGES. Aurobindo Xavier, President of Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) and Maria Luísa Cerdeira, President of FORGES signed the MoU.
Scientific cooperation protocol
From left: Aurobindo Xavier, President of Lusophone Society of Goa, Ana Salgado coordinator of Diccionary of the Academy and Artur Anselmo, President of The Academy of Sciences of Lisbon.
The Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG), India, has just signed a memorandum of understanding with The Lisbon Academy of Sciences. The memorandum aims to strengthen cooperative relations and exchanges between the two institutions.
One of the first activities defined within the framework of the memorandum is the collection and definition, exclusively by LSG, of the Portuguese vocabulary used daily in Goa. The nomenclature and respective definitions will be included in the new dictionary of the Academy which is already in preparation. This edition aims to be a reference dictionary in the lusophone world, with a view to the overall representation of the Portuguese language, explained Ana Salgado, coordinator of the dictionary.
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2nd Lusofonia Festival Goa, January 22 – February 22, 2016. A variety of events promoting the culture of the Lusophone countries and regions.
The Lusofonia Festival Goa is intended as an opportunity for different Lusophone people and cultures to come together in this unique event in Goa. The programme included, diverse presentations (themes and authors from Brazil, Portugal and Goa), photo exhibitions (from Mozambique, Macau and São Tomé and Príncipe), book exhibitions (Galiza/Spain and European Union), music concert by the Portuguese group Senza, a Brazilian culinary class and the traditional fest “Feijoada e Samba”. Read more →
Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) is organizing the 1st “Lusofonia Festival Goa 2015”. From February 20 to March 20 there will be several cultural events aiming to promote the culture of the Lusophone countries and regions focusing this year Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Macau, Portugal and Timor Leste.
Highlight of the Festival is the photography exhibition “Voyage to the East in the 19th Century”. Photographies of 19th Century. An extraordinary collection of photographies from the time of earliest photography techniques. From Lisbon to Timor crossing Suez Canal and passing through Egypt, Mumbai, Goa, Daman, Nagar Haveli, Sri Lanka, Indonesia. This exhibition is organized by LSG in collaboration with the Directorate of Culture North, Museum of Lamego (Portugal), Directorate of Art and Culture (Goa), Goa Tourism Development Corporation and Fundação Oriente.
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Journey to the East in the 19th century
In August 2014 we had the possibility to visit, in Lamego in Northern Portugal, the exhibition of 19th-century photographs relating to Asia, with the title “Journey to the East in the nineteenth century”.
The exhibition comprises 61 photographs that belong to the family Mascarenhas Gaivão, which collected the images, dated between 1880 and 1895 as if they were a Portuguese voyage. The trip begins in Egypt, continues in India (Mumbai, Daman, Nagar Haveli and Goa) and ends in East Timor. Read more →
Visit of a Parliamentary Committee of Timor Leste to Goa
The visit of the delegation of the Economic and Development Affairs Committee of the National Parliament of East Timor to Goa which was held from 20- 26 July 2014 under the motto “Tourism, Economy and Culture – the experience of Goa” was completed with a great success. The visit was based on a program developed by the Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) with the support of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC). Read more →
Daily paper of Macau
In the Indian area, meaning the countries and regions that abut or have their geostrategic interests in the Indian Ocean, there are significant Portuguese-speaking affinities. Thus we have Mozambique and East Timor as Portuguese-speaking countries, Macao and Goa as relevant regions of Portuguese influence and still other local cores with some affinities with the Portuguese-speaking countries as in Malacca or Sri Lanka. The Indian area has therefore a great lusophone potential. Please read the full article (in Portuguese) here: Read more →
East Timor Members of Parliament visit Goa
Visit of the “Economic and Development Affairs Committee” of the National Parliament of Timor Leste (East Timor) to Goa
“Tourism, Economy and Culture – the experience of Goa”
20 – 26 July 2014
After being contacted by the Economic and Development Affairs Committee of the National Parliament of Timor Leste (East Timor) to help them organizing a visit of Timorese Members of Parliament to Goa, the Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG) is happy to inform the visit is due to take place organized with the support of LSG.
The visit, 20 – 26 July 2014, seeks to exchange information and explore opportunities of cooperation between East Timor and Goa/India especially in the area of Tourism and related sectors. The visit pretends also to be a milestone in the History of the relationships between East Timor and Goa /India reestablishing the old close relationships.
Business contacts in any other area are also welcome. If you are interested in doing business with East Timor contacting the delegation please send an email, not later than July 15, to email@example.com Read more →
The LSG – Lusophone Society of Goa is organizing with the collaboration of the FO – Fundação Oiente and the GUJ – Goa Union of Journalists a talk about the Lusophone News.
Henrique Antunes Ferreira, former Chief Editor of the leading Portuguese Daily “Diário de Notícias” will speak about this at Fundação Oriente in Panjim, Goa on Friday, 14 th March 2014 at 5:30 pm.
The talk will be followed by a debate moderated by Alexandre Moniz Barbosa, journalist, Times of India.
The presentation and the debate will be bilingual Portuguese/English.
Henrique Antunes Ferreira during his journalistic activity interviewed Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Mr. Rajiv Gandhi as Prime-Ministers. Read more →
The Lusophone Society (LSG) in collaboration with CII – Confederation of Indian Industry, IdEA – Institute of Asian Studies and AAPI – Friendship Association Portugal-India organizes an International Congress on January 14 and 15, 2014, focusing on India and the market of the Portuguese-speaking countries (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, and the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Macau).
With simultaneous translation English-Portuguese and vice-versa.
This Congress will be of particular Interest for entrepreneurs of Portuguese-speaking countries and of India, to come to know the real possibilities of exchange of goods and services.
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Brazil - India Partnership in Oil
The find of Petrobras and IBV Brasil in SEAL 11 off Brazil’s northeast coast, Sergipe-Alagoas basin could be the biggest oil discovery of the year. IBV Brasil is a joint venture between India’s Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Videocon Industries.
Meanwhile, the government plans to auction production rights for Libra, Brazil’s biggest-ever oil discovery, on October 21. Eleven foreign oil firms, including China National Petroleum Corporation, India’s ONGC Videsh and Malaysia’s Petronas, have paid more than $900,000 each to participate in the auction. Read more →
Lusofonia Games Goa: Football
Portuguese Francisco Neto is expected to be the official coach of the Goan Football Team during the Lusofonia Games in Goa from 2 – 11 November 2013. Following the agreement Neto will be in Goa between August 1 and November 15, 2013. Read more →
“For me personally, the historical influence of Portugal and the economic, political and cultural importance of the Portuguese speaking countries today is a fascinating story” explains Mrs Marin Mõttus, Ambassador of Estonia to Portugal and Morocco in an exclusive Interview with LSG – Lusophone Society of Goa. “The interest towards Portuguese language, the rich cultural heritage of these countries and also towards the potential of economic cooperation with them is quickly growing in Estonia” says Mõttus. Estonia is one of the three Baltic countries, situated in Northern Europe.
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Cape Verde Music Awards
The third edition of Cape Verde Music Awards (CVMA), whose aim is to reward the CapeVerdean music every year, was won by Michel Montrond with “Mi só ki fika li” in the category of best music of the year.
In general, the CVMA intends to honour all those cultural agents of the Creole music who stand out for their dynamic role of CapeVerdean music. Listen to the music here: watch?v=LoeK9sbSSyY
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Lusofonia Games in Goa November 2-10, 2013
The Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees ACOLOP (Associação dos Comités Olímpicos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa) expressed satisfaction at the preparations for the Lusofonia Games to be held in Goa from November 2-10, 2013. Alex Wong, president of ACOLOP, expressed satisfaction at the progress of work on infrastructure after the meeting of the general assembly of the Association in Goa on May 11. The Organising Committee of the Lusofonia Games in Goa presented the official logo of the Games. Read more →