An old dream came true! We are going to visit Cabo Verde and work with the didgeridoo from April 23rd to May 4th.
This has been an old dream by Terese and Rodrigo and it was made possible thanks to the partnership with Misá Kouassi, a plastic artist from Cabo Verde and the support of GDA – Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas, Intérpretes ou Executantes.
GDA opened their call for papers for a program that supports touring expenses and immediately we thought about Cabo Verde as a possibility for a project. We’ve been wanting to visit Cabo Verde for a long time but never had a match with a partner on site. Following some suggestions from some friends we established contact with Misá and the so wanted match happened!
Misá is a plastic artist and cultural activist from Cabo Verde that has been working to empower through art the communities of Porto Madeira and Rabelados. As soon as we proposed our ideas for Cabo Verde she joined the project wholeheartedly.
The project TAKAS – Road to Cabo Verde will be coordinated by the association ABI-DJAN Associação para Benificiência Intercultural – Dinamismo dos Jovens Artistas pelas Nações.
We are going to spend 14 days in Santiago and present TAKAS, the concert, followed by a community workshop around the didgeridoo and the creation of a performance that these communities can promote and sell in the future.
We just got our tickets and we are starting to promote the project so everything is very new for all of us. We are looking for other partners to join this adventure and we will be updating the blog with more news and details.