SOCA advocates for more than 50% of Cabo Verdean music to be broadcast to the media

Praia, Dec 3 (Inforpress) – The president of the Cabo Verdean Society of Authors (SOCA) today defended that the media should broadcast more traditional Cabo Verdean songs, ie a share of more than 50 per cent (%).

Daniel Spinola was speaking in an interview to Inforpress, as part of the celebration of the National Day of Morna, which is marked today, and at a time when all Cabo Verdeans in the country and diaspora eagerly await the decision of the Unesco Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, about the decision to proclaim the morna, which should be known from December 9 to 14, in Bogota, Colombia.

According to this collective management entity, after knowing the decision, it is necessary that the media, especially the public, broadcast more traditional Cabo Verdean songs because only then will be able to preserve and make young people like what is the  “soul of the Cabo Verdean people”.

“If young people do not hear what is ours, it is normal that they do not like it because they have another kind of education and are educated to hear other things,” he said. To reverse this situation, Daniel Spinola advocated that the foundations and conditions must be created so that there is a teaching focused on the dissemination of Cabo Verdean music, and a scientific work on Cabo Verdean music is drawn up.

AM /ZS/HVF

Inforpress

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