Luanda - The first National Classic Music Contest, also dubbed “Music for All”, closed last Tuesday, in Luanda, with the award of prizes to the winners, handover of participation diplomas and honourable mentions.
The ceremony was held in the premises of the National Administration School (ENAD).
In the activity, promoted by the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security (Mapess), in the ambit of a music training project (level 1 and 2 classic music), were distinguished the contestants in the categories of piano, violin, cello, guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, singing, percussion and drums.
Thus, in the category of Level 1 Piano the prize went to Teófilo Belo, the Level 2 prize went to Janice da Mata.
In violin the winner was Géneses da Silva, and in Level 2 the winner was Joel Pipa.
Level 1 Guitar prize went to Eduardo Boavida, Level 2 was won by José Jairo Brás.
Bass Guitar prize (Level 1) went to Adilson Garcia, followed by Osvaldo Correia, whereas Level 1 Saxophone category was won by Anselmo Carlos Neto, and Level 2 by José Catchimolongué.
Level 1 Singing category was won by Rebeca Carim, Level 2 prize was taken by Florinda Ferrão.
In Level 1 Percussion the winner was Yosmane Pedro, Level 2 was taken by Amilton Huma.
In the Drums category (Level 1) the winner was Leonel Bino. The contestants attended different courses that lasted between six months to one year and a half, in Luanda.
This project was designed for disadvantaged children and youths, aged between 7 and 25, who took lessons from Angolan and Cuban teachers.
On the occasion, the co-ordinator of the project, the Cuban teacher Vanessa Tabares informed that the school exists for three years and that it has courses in nine specialties.
She also revealed that the next course will start on February 2013.