Lusophone Goa

2nd Lusofonia Festival Goa 2016 realized with great success

Beautiful-Girl-in-Brazil2nd 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”.

Photo Gallery here

Press Review here

Text of some of the presentations here

2nd Lusofonia Festival Goa 2016
January 22 – February 22

Organized by Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG)


January 22 (Friday) 5.30 pm
Galicia (Spain) an autonomous lusophone community
Book exhibition

The exhibition will be inaugurated by Prof. José Paz, University of Vigo (Galicia-Spain) on January 22 (Friday) at 5.30 pm. Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim
Organized in collaboration with Academia Galega da Língua Portuguesa (AGLP, Spain), Associaçom Galega da Língua (AGAL, Spain) and Fundaçom Meendinho (Spain). The exhibition will remain open till January 30 (Saturday), Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 7.30 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9.30 am to 5.45 pm.

January 30 (Saturday)
Fest “Feijoada and Samba”
8 pm, at Clube Vasco da Gama, opp. Municipal Garden, Panjim

Enjoy Brazilian food (Brazilian feijoada, pão de queijo, bolo de fubá, bolo de aipim, brigadeirinho etc.), Brasilian drinks (caipirinha, batida), Latin American beer, Portuguese food (bolinhos de bacalhau, etc.), Try dancing Samba,… Brazilian, Portuguese and Lusophone music. Xavier Peres and his group with Bossa Nova. Reasonable prices.
Gate pass (includes one portion of Brazilian feijoada completa) available in Panjim at Clube Vasco da Gama Ph 0832 2423768; mobile counter contact 9822736782.

February 4 (Thursday)
Old and New Heritage Plans for Old Goa

Lecture Hall, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim
5.00 pm – Between the Independence and the Integration: Heritage Plans for Old Goa
Arch. Joaquim R. Santos (ARTIS – Institute of History of Art, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
5.45 pm – The legal anchors for the conservation of the Heritage of Old Goa
Arch. Edgar Ribeiro (Former chief town planner for Town and Country Planning Organization, India)

February 10 (Wednesday) 5.30 pm
Thinking Goa (Pensando Goa) – a Singular Archive in Portuguese
Prof. Hélder Garmes (USP – University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil) and Prof. Cielo Festino (Universidade Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil)
Lecture Hall, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim
A Brazilian project which aims to rewrite the history of literature in Portuguese from Goa. In practical terms, this project intends: 1) to catalogue and reproduce (whenever possible) Goa’s literary and journalistic production in Portuguese, as well as to complete the inventory of Goa’s artistic heritage of Indo-Portuguese origin; 2) write a history of Goan literature in Portuguese that interprets these works in relation to the everyday intellectual life of Goa.

February 11 to 15
Photography exhibition “CAPITAL – Santo António do Príncipe”

Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim. The exhibition will remain open from February 11 to 15, from 9.30 am to 6 pm, every day.
This photography project was done by José A. Chambel of São Tomé and Príncipe.
Through his photographs Chambel tries to explain the evolution of the city of Santo António during the last centuries. Santo António is the main settlement of Príncipe Island in São Tomé and Príncipe and was colonial capital of Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe from 1753 until 1852. The town is known for its colonial architecture and for its churches.

February 12 (Friday) 5.30 pm
How the European Union works – Chances for Traineeships, Partnership, Entrepreneurship, especially for Goans

Mr. Carlos Medeiros (European Information Centre Jacques Delors CIEJD, Lisbon, Portugal).
Lecture Hall, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim
The presentation will be followed by the inauguration of a bibliographic exhibition, at the same building, with the title “The European Union and 30 years of Portuguese Integration”. The exhibition will remain open till February 16, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 7.30 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9.30 am to 5.45 pm.
Organized in collaboration with the European Information Centre Jacques Delors (CIEJD) in Lisbon, Portugal.

February 15 (Monday) 9.30 am
Brazilian Culinary Class

Agnel Institute of Food Craft and Culinary Sciences, Verna
A half day demonstration class by Brazilian ladies. Learn how to prepare the very traditional Brazilian dishes and sweets: pamonha, empadão de galinha, coxinhas, torta de morango
There is a participation fee. Previous registration required. Please call 9763365050 or email

February 16 (Tuesday) 5.30 pm
Photography exhibition “INNOCENT EYES”

Inauguration with the presence of the author Emidio Jozine (Mozambique) on February 16, 5.30 pm at Art Gallery, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim. The exhibition will remain open from February 16 to 19, from 9.30 am to 6 pm, every day.
Emidio Jozine is a Mozambican Bachelor of Fine Art – Audiovisual Artist, graduated by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 2008 he won the national prize of photography for new talents organized by the Mozambican Association of Photography. He is member of United Photo Press with some photos published on the UPP book called “WORLD” 2013 and “WORLD BLACK and WHITE” 2014. Jozine has his work showing in private collections in the Netherlands, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Spain.
In INNOCENT EYES Jozine took photographs of Mozambican people between South of Maputo and Malawi’s border in Tete. He met people without Facebook to tell their stories, strong stories and he is happy to share these stories and faces with the world.
Organized in collaboration with Fundo para o Desenvolvimento Artístico e Cultural (FUNDAC), Mozambique

February 19 (Friday)
Cooperation and Project Opportunities Goa – Brazil

Lecture Hall, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim
5.00 pm – Some facts about Brazil
Prof. Nelson Gonçalves Gomes (University of Brasilia, Brazil)
5.30 pm – Brazilian higher education: scenery and real possibilities of cooperation Brazil – Goa
Dr. Marcos Formiga (Member of Brazilian National Council for Scientifical and Technological Development – CNPq)
6.00 pm – The Brazilian System of Science, Technology and Innovation: Current Status, Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration Brazil – India
Marcondes Moreira de Araujo (Analyst S&T, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Brazil) and official adviser to the Brazilian Development Superintendency for the Central West Region (SUDECO, attached to the Ministry of National Integration)

February 20 (Saturday) 5.30 pm
Photography exhibition “Macau, a Success Story”

Inauguration with the presence of a delegate of Instituto Internacional de Macau, Macau
Art Gallery, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim. The exhibition will remain open from February 20 to 22, from 9.30 am to 6 pm, every day.
Organized in collaboration with Instituto Internacional de Macau, Macau.

February 22 (Monday) 6 pm
Lusophone music, inspired by travels!
By Portuguese Music Group Senza
Multipurpose Hall, Goa State Central Library, Patto, Panjim
Entry free. Limited number of places, first come first serve basis.
SENZA, a Portuguese group, comprehends a message of deep musical and cultural union. It’s a music project created by Catarina Duarte and Nuno Caldeira, both from Portugal, after a three-month trip in Asia. In their music, it is possible to identify the meeting of different music styles, as well as the sonority of the several Portuguese speaking countries. It’s a music style which they call lusophone fusion. The existence of musical influences from Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde and other Portuguese speaking countries makes SENZA a unifying product of lusophony, with potential to divulge the Portuguese language and culture. A fascinating story, with an original and astonishing sound.


Contacts of Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG)
Email – Phone 9763365050


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