It is at the sound of the pestle that the sunrises on Ash Wednesday at the interior of Santiago Island.
The Wednesday before Carnival signals the first day of Lent. It is the time for prayers, fasting and abstinence that anticipates Easter according to Catholic doctrine. Paradoxically, in Santiago Island the day is celebrated with a traditional Banquet.
It is almost unimaginable to talk about the Carnival in Cabo Verde without referring to the island of São Vicente (the city of Mindelo). Yet, as the Carnival in Mindelo attracts for its attempt of reproducing the Brazilian carnival, although at the country´s dimension, it is at the island of São Nicolau where one can live the real Kriolu´s carnival.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Palm Springs Black History Month Committee held its 6th annual Awards Gala at the Hyatt Downtown Palm Springs Saturday.
The ceremony honored four recipients.
The 'Sports Award' recipient, Palm Springs High School head football coach Dan Murphy, was recognized for leading his varsity football team to win the 2014 CIF Championship in December.
Considered the most ancient musical genre of Cabo Verde islands, batuku is a cultural manifestation that combines singing and dancing but brings a much profound meaning. This manifestation was brought or invented by the first slaves that arrived to the archipelago and lives through these days in the islands of Santiago and Maio as an uncontested African heritage and testimonial of Cabo Verde's historical path.
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