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UCCLA launches Portuguese Language Market online. Angolan handicraft in focus

In order to pay homage to the Portuguese language and to disseminate the best that each Portuguese-speaking country has to offer in cultural terms, the Union of Portuguese Speaking Capital Cities (UCCLA) decided to launch, via online, the Portuguese Language Market. Among music, dance and literature Angolan handicrafts and gastronomy are highlighted.

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In a statement sent to VerAngola, the UCCLA explains that the aim of the Portuguese Language Market is "to disseminate crafts, dance, literature, music and flavors from all continents".

Despite the confinement to which we are subjected due to covid-19, the UCCLA did not want to stop "honoring the Portuguese language" and decided to create this online market.

Among the various cultural spaces, Angolan crafts and gastronomy stand out. Regarding handicraft, Angola is represented by five craftsmen: "Artesanato da Tété by Natércia", "Dila Moniz", "Ginguba Artesanato", "Ngana Africa by Lídia Severino" and "Truly Afro - African Fashion".

The Angolan pieces range from plastic art, paintings, fashion accessories, clothing, jewelry, decoration, among others.

Regarding gastronomy, Angola also stands out with the presence of the guide "Muamba Com Barulho". Here you will find several suggestions of restaurants with letters dedicated to African gastronomy.

Whoever wants to tour and explore the market will not have to leave home. This second edition will be held online, due to the cornavirus. Those interested will be able to see the market exhibitions here.

The first edition of the market took place in May last year in Cascais, Portugal.