On the weekend of 16 and 17 june visitors can once again enjoy all the beauty that Cape Verde has to offer, culturally and musically. Expect national and international artists and acts such as Tam Tam 2000, Roger, Timmy, Nelson Freitas, Djosinha, Ferro Gaita, Betty Fonseca, Harry Diboula, Rapaz 100 Juiz, Djocy Santos, Mirri Lobo, C4 Pedro, Johnny Ramos, Nilton Ramalho, Nancy Vieira, Atim, Dino D’Santiago and many others. A number of performances will be accompanied by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Banda.The success of the first two editions led to the winning the Rotterdam Music Award 2017 in the category ‘Best Festival’. The Sodade Festival takes place annually in De Doelen and celebrates the musical richness of (Rotterdam) Cape Verde.
Concert- and congress centre De Doelen is a world-acclaimed concert hall in the Mauritskwartier district in Rotterdam where around 600 concerts are given each year. In addition to classic concerts by orchestras including the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the concert calendar also features world music and jazz. The history of de Doelen dates back to the seventeenth century when an orchestra of city musicians gave public concerts in ‘De Doele’ located on the Haagscheveer in Rotte...