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Renowned Portuguese singer Viviana Parra Guerreiro performs at celebration of Portugal’s National Day

Photo by Anteneh Aklilu

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The Embassy of Portugal in Addis Ababa hosted a special musical concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, Portugal’s National Day celebrated annually on June 10.

The concert featured a performance by acclaimed Portuguese singer-songwriter Viviana Parra Guerreiro, who presented over 8 of her musical works to an audience that included Portugal’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Lusia Fagosa, as well as the European Union’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Roland Kobia.

Portugal’s National Day honors the legacy of Luis de Camões, one of the country’s most famous poets and the author of the epic poem Os Lusíadas, first published in 1572. The holiday pays tribute to Portugal, the Portuguese people, Lusophone culture, and Portugal’s global presence.

In her performance, Viviana Parra Guerreiro captivated the audience with her soulful interpretations of both traditional Portuguese music and her own original compositions. The concert was a celebration of the rich cultural heritage and artistic talents that Portugal has contributed to the world stage.

“This event was a wonderful opportunity to bring together representatives from various countries to commemorate the proud history and vibrant culture of Portugal,” said Ambassador Fagosa. “We were honored to host such a talented artist as Viviana Parra Guerreiro to help us mark this special occasion.”

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