Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa (Goa) will complete a decade with the tenth edition of the event that will begin on September 29 and will conclude on January 25, 2019. The annual event will have a celebration of Indian and Portuguese culture that ranges from cinema and music to cuisine, art and more.
The inaugural event will be held at Hotel Mandovi with a discussion on ‘Portuguese influence on Goan culture’ that will be moderated by author Alexandre Barbosa. Here, minister of IT, Rohan Khaunte will be the chief guest and the panel will include historian Prajal Sakhardande and Maria Lourdes Bravo de Costa Rodrigues. There will also be a Harvest Night celebration at Clube Nacional after the discussion.
Having partnered with Fundacao Oriente and Instituto Camoes, a fado concert by Portuguese fadista Ana Pinhal and group will be held on October 31, besides the annual ‘Vem Cantar’. Speaking to media persons, chairman of the executive committee, Fransisco Martins said: “India and Portugal are both regions steeped in rich heritage and culture and through this event we would like to share and enjoy the essence of our diverse culture.”
Other events that will happen in the coming months include ‘Evenings of Indo Portuguese Cuisine and Music’ to be held on November 29 and November 30 at Taliegao Community Centre, a fado singing competition on December 5 and a photography exhibition by Pantaleao Fernandes on his newly launched coffee table book- Rare Portraits, from December 5 to 7, both at Institute Menezes Braganza. This will be followed by the Portuguese film festival that will be held from December 8 to 10 at Maquinez Palace. There will also be various workshops conducted during this period.