Mindelo, Aug 20 (Inforpress) – The president of the carnival group Vindos do Oriente, Lili Freitas Fortes, said she was “proud” to receive the invitation to participate in the Carnival of Belém do Pará, Brazil, in which she will be an African Empress.
The invitation, sent by the “Embaixada do Samba do Império Padreirense do Belém do Pará” group to participate in the 2019 Carnival came about through a Brazilian friend of Vindos do Oriente, Cláudio Rego de Miranda, who has been in Cabo Verde and worked, in the last Carnival, as carnival man of the group.
“This invitation to parade in Belém did not start from me directly, but from the way I spoke about the work of this mother from Cabo Verde, a land I love as well as this mother”, says Claudio de Miranda on his Facebook page. Lili Fortes represents the “own soul of the Mindelo carnival”.
A recognition that, in turn, Lili Fortes herself considered to be “a marvel and honor” made outside the Cabo Verdean territory and in a city as she says she feels, through contacts made in social networks, “very cherished.”
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