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The 2023 Lusofonia Festival has started on Friday and will run until Sunday, October 29, at the Taipa Houses Museum, showcasing and celebrating Portuguese-speaking cultures through a variety of performances, gastronomy, and handicrafts.

The three-day festival features a diverse lineup of artists from Lusophone countries, along with 30 local Portuguese-speaking artists. Macau’s Lusophone communities will captivate audiences with displays of music, dance, art, crafts, traditional costumes, literature, and authentic snacks and beverages from their countries.



At the gastronomy exhibition located at Largo da Igreja do Carmo, visitors will have the opportunity to taste typical Portuguese dishes for dinner prepared by Chef Telmo Gongó. Additionally, they will be able to appreciate and purchase Portuguese tiles and ceramics designed by Portuguese artisan Paulo Reis at the handicraft shows.


The festival’s main stage at the Taipa Amphitheater will host various performances, including a Friday evening show by Cape Verdean band Fogo Fogo at 8:30 pm, a Saturday night performance by Portuguese singer Carlão at 9:30 pm, and a Sunday evening show by Guinean singer Sambala Canuté at 8:30 pm.


The secondary stage at Largo do Carmo will feature light music performances by local Portuguese-speaking artists.


On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, visitors of all ages can participate in Portuguese Traditional Games, such as the ski race, sack race, wooden spoon race, climbing the tallow stick, tug of war, throwing the ball, and rings on the crosspiece, among others. There will also be table football tournaments and various games for children.

The Lusofonia Festival started in 1998 with the main objective of paying homage to Portuguese-speaking communities and promoting their cultures.


This year’s edition of the festival is organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, co-organized by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and the Municipal Affairs Bureau, and primarily supported by Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG).


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