Wemilere African Roots Festival in Cuba

(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba – The 15th Wemilere African Roots Festival will be held here from November 22 to 29, and will be dedicated to the culture of Cape Verde, organizing committee sources announced. The reflection on African legacy will be featured with an artistic contest and creation workshops, video tape samples, galas, concerts, a literary forum and tours of Havana’s historical villa of Guanabacoa, where the event will be held. Among the special interventions will be the ones by investigators Natalia Bolivar and Rogelio Martínez Furé (Cuba) and Enso Segré (Mexico). Brazilian dancer and choreographer Nanny Alves will offer a workshop with dances of her native country, such as Creoula, Maracatu and Makulele, and members of the group “La Patria es el hombre” will teach another workshop on music from black Tamunangue composers, original folk music from Lara, Venezuela. Musical groups from Cape Verde, Venezuela, Guadeloupe, and Cuba confirmed their presence in the event.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.