Book Launch Atlantica: Contemporary art from Angola and its diaspora by Ricardo February 09, 2019 0 Events, News

Date: 9 March 2019

Time: 4:00 PM

Venues: MAAT: Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Sala dos Geradores & Espaço Espelho d’Água

 In the Days of a Dark Safari, 2017 © Kiluanji Kia Henda


4.00PM | Round table and presentation of the book moderated by Paul Goodwin with Ana Balona de Oliveira, André Cunha, Afonso Ramos, Marissa J. Moorman, Nadine Siegert e Paula Nascimento

7.00PM | Performance by Nástio Mosquito: “What My Grandmother Gave Me”

> 5€ museum admission | 50% discount for students, jobseekers, seniors

Local: Espaço Espelho d’Água
9:00PM | Angolan traditional dinner
11:00PM | Live Act PONGO
00:00AM – 02:00AM | DJ Set Radio Cacheu

Dinner & Party:

  • €25 pre-sale:
  • €30 in the day of the event

> Party (from 11:00PM): €10

– Bread, humus and zaalouk
– Wheat tabule and Moroccan couscous
– Guinea chicken sigá with rice or Calulu of fresh and dry fish or Tofu Muamba
– Cassava pudding with creamy tangerine

Nástio Mosquito is a multimedia artist known for performances, videos, music and poetry that show an intense commitment to the open-ended potential of language. Easily misread as a kind of world weariness, it is the extraordinary expression of an urgent desire to engage with reality at all levels.

PONGO embodies the renewal of kuduro, mixing the mixture of its African roots, langa, zaïco, with EDM, bass music, dancehall and melodic pop. Her powerful, rhythmic but equally fragile and sensitive voice draws us into his surrounding universe, the confines of dance and longing – where no one had taken us before.

Rádio Cacheu tunes to two kambas that roll in Stéreo through Lisbon. With Portugal, Guinea-Bissau and Angola running through the veins, different backgrounds and life paths, they grew with the constant presence of music, the world, and especially Africa, PALOP. Convinced that the healing of the world passes through music, they opt for organic sounds, soaked in beats from different times and genres. From Soul to Funky Steide, to Samba Rock Zuca, to Semba, Kuduro and Funaná from Mamã Africa, were not Black Music the thread of their explosive Sets.

The book Atlantica: Contemporary art from Angola and its diaspora marks the start of publisher Hangar Books, specialising in publications within the context of contemporary arts, with particular incidence on southern epistemology.
It is co-edited by HANGAR – CEC and has the support of FCT, Orfeu Negro and FAS. Organized by HANGAR.

Artists: Alice Marcelino, Alida Rodrigues, Ana Silva, Binelde Hyrcan, Délio Jasse, Edson Chagas, Francisco Vidal, Grada Kilomba, Ihosvanny, Januário Jano, Keyezua, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Mónica de Miranda and Yonamine

Essays: Adriano Mixingue, Afonso Dias Ramos, Ana Balona de Oliveira, Ana Cristina Cachola, Ashleigh M. Barice, Bruno Leitão, Delinda Collier, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Gabi Ngcobo, Maria-Gracia Latedjou, Marissa J. Moorman, Marta Jecu, Nancy Dantas, Nadine Siegert, Negarra A. Kudumu, Paul Goodwin, Paula Nascimento, Pontus Kyander and Raquel Schefer