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Baía das Gatas music festival

Baía das Gatas music festival

Baía das Gatas music festival

Baía das Gatas music festival (Mindelo, Sao Vicente) – first started in 1984, this three day festival is held every August at the Baía das Gatas beach, and offers sounds of African and Verdean music, as well as jazz, salsa, fado and reggae. Popular musicians from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) African countries like Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau, as well as Portugal and Brazil often show up and perform during these festivities (including Angola’s Bonga; Cape Verde’s Tito Paris, and Jorge Neto; Brazil’s Banda Pirata; and Mozambique’s Stewart Sukuma, among others).
This is a “must see” event for international fans of “world music”.