The Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas and the Municipality of Pombal offer a rich program involving international musicians and artists who will present concerts, acrobatic circus and a street art piece in Pombal, between the 13th of July 13 and the 2nd of September.
This annual event, known for celebrating the diversity and richness of Mediterranean culture, promises a program full of music, art and entertainment that takes place with the support of the Municipality of Pombal. Inspired by the cultures of the Mediterranean and the Lusophone world, the Festival has been fostering exchanges between artists from the different cities it passes through since 1993 and promotes the meeting of musicians of different nationalities who make original creations.
The Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas started in 1993 and it is now a project promoted by a Cultural Network composed by 30 towns from 12 different countries: Brazil, Cape Verde, Croatia, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey. The Festival 7S7L develops its projects mainly in the area of popular, ethnic, traditional music and the plastic arts, always involving important personalities of the European and Mediterranean cultures.
This festival is growing and becoming an exemplar and innovative project as to the Culture Commission of the European Parliament granted it audience on 20th January 2009 and 23 January 2013 in Bruxelles. A new important goal achieved for the Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas which, after the auditions of 2009 and 2013 in the European Parliament, will be the subject of a new audition, this time in the historic seat of the French Parliament (the National Assembly) in the Culture Committee.
From 1993 to 2010 the Honorary Presidents of the Festival were the Portuguese writer José Saramago (Literature’s Nobel Prize in 1998) and the Italian actor Dario Fo (Literature’s Nobel Prize in 1997) and since 2012 the President of Republic of Cape Verde Islands is the new Honorary President. The Festival has already been two-times awarded the “Kaleidoscope Prize” by the European Union for the high European dimension and cultural quality of the project, and 5 times the “Culture Program” of the European Union. The Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas was also awarded the International Cooperation Prize Caja de Granada on 16th April 2009.
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