KARIPANDE – LIGHT EDITION – The 1st Italian Festival of Angolan Culture
April 23-24, 2022
It will take place in Terni: a pleasant town in the center of the green heart of Italy, Umbria, which finds its symbol in the magnificent Marmore waterfalls. It is known as the city of lovers, with St. Valentine being its patron saint. Terni is an hour’s drive from Rome and Perugia and two hours from Florence.
KARIPANDE in Angola means the place that symbolizes youth. This festival would like to be a reward for all those young people around the world who are doing their best to promote Angolan culture with great energy.
After being presented to the highest Angolan authorities, this project was approved by the Minister of Culture of Luanda, by the Ambassador of Angola in Italy and by the President of the Angolan Commission for Expo 2015 which took place in Milan.
It will be the first Italian festival of Angolan culture with seminars ranging from music to dances, costumes, food and all the traditions of Angola. We will be joined by the greatest representatives of the Kizomba international scene.
It will be a festival mainly focused on Kizomba, but we will have the opportunity to closely explore all the dances that contributed to its birth: through Rebita, Kazukuta and Kabetula we will reach the discovery of the joy and improvisation of Semba ending with the modern Kuduro that , together with the Afro-House, it is fast becoming a big favorite for the younger generation. We will also enjoy wonderful moments of Tarraxinha, culminating in the famous Sex War.
In this festival we will see a perfect mix of tradition and evolution. The high professionalism and “angularity” of the artistic staff will be a guarantee for the superb level and authenticity of all the topics covered.