Avante Mozambique! Festival, New African Venue for World Music Acts

Avante_MozambiqueMaputo, Mozambique – Avante Mozambique! Festival, the country’s First Annual Cultural Tourism Festival, scheduled to take place in Maputo, August 28 – September 10, 2006. The historical two-week long event will celebrate the nation’s peace, social harmony and international solidarity, and showcase the myriad cultural diversities of its tourist destinations. The programming includes international performing arts concerts.

The festival will also feature:

  • Tribute to Heroes and Champions Awards Ceremony
  • Special Focus Festival Forum: “Technology, Innovation and Creativity”
  • Celebration of the traditional arts and cultures of Mozambique’s 10 Provinces over 10 weekdays
  • Performances by Mozambique’s contemporary artists
  • Visual Arts Exhibitions
  • “CineMozambique” Film Festival and Workshops
  • Seminar: “The Literary History of Mozambique” by Prof. F. Abiola Irele, Harvard University, in collaboration with UNESCO’s Culture Sector.
  • Seminar “The History of Mozambique in the U.S. and the Americas” by Prof. C. Daniel Dawson, New York University, in collaboration with UNESCO’s Culture Sector
  • Competitive Popular Sports Events
  • Cultural Tourism Packages
  • Business Investment Opportunities Forum

More information:

Avante Mozambique, Lda
Tel: +258 21309195
Fax: +258 21303814
Cell: +258 82 8809880

Author: World Music Central News Department

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