PRESENTATION OF FESTIVAL SETE SÓIS SETE LUAS
The Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas was 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 Sete Sóis Sete Luas, that in 2023 will celebrate its 31st edition, 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.
THE FESTIVAL SETE SÓIS SETE LUAS AT THE EUROPEAN AND FRENCH PARLIAMENT
The Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas that was born in 1993, is growing up year by year up to become 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.
On 6th March 2023, the director Marco Abbondanza and the representatives of some historic towns of the Festival 7S7L told the deputies of the French Parliament the innovative experience of Sete Sóis, with the aim of making known the rich artistic and musical reality of 30 years dedicated to the international mobility of artists, intercultural dialogue and cultural decentralization.
THE PRIZES OF THE FESTIVAL SETE SÓIS SETE LUAS
From 1993 to 2010 the Honorary Presidents of the Festival are the Portuguese writer José Saramago (Literature’s Nobel Prize in 1998) and the Italian actor Dario Fo (Literature’s Nobel Prize in 1997). From 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” from the European Union, for the high european dimension and cultural quality of the project, and 5 times the “Culture Program” of the European Union. Further the Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas was awarded the International Cooperation Prize Caja de Granada on 16th April 2009.