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Sino-lusophone cultural meeting at Fisherman’s Wharf

The 10th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries makes its debut this weekend at Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. The organisers invited a number of music, art and theatre groups, as well as chefs to take part in the event. The Cultural Week includes music and dance shows, exhibitions, theatre performances, gastronomy, and a handicrafts fair, allowing visitors to experience the culture respectively of China and each of the Portuguese-speaking Countries.

The Cultural Week features, for the first time, a large-scale activity called “Sino-Lusophone Cultural Meeting at Fisherman’s Wharf”. About 130 invited artists from the nine Portuguese-speaking Countries and Territories (Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Timor-Leste, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Goa, Daman and Diu), as well as China – via the Congjiang District Folk Group from Guizhou Province – and representatives from Macao, are taking part in the activity, a cultural showcase of China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries. Via the Cultural Meeting, and for a week (from October 13 to 18), Macao Fisherman’s Wharf is transformed into a cultural platform.

The activity includes exhibits about Forum Macao’s main achievements and events over the past 15 years, and also information on the traditions and customs of the Portuguese-speaking Countries. One of the highlights is the exhibition “Meeting Points, Intangible Bridges”, a China-Portuguese-speaking Countries artistic photography collective exhibition.

Senado Square, in downtown Macao, welcomes music and dance shows by artists from China and Portuguese-speaking Countries. The “Theater Showing of the Portuguese-speaking Countries and Regions” takes place at the Old Court Building. In addition, a number of art and photography exhibitions by artists from Macao and the Portuguese-speaking Countries are being hosted in several locations around the city, including: the Gallery at the Residence of the Consulate-General of Portugal in Macao; the Taipa Houses; and the Military Club.