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Tour Of The Tragedy Of Captain Congo

Country: Sao Tome And Principe
City: São Tomé
Duration: 3 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Skiing

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Pick up from hotel at 15:00 and return at 18:00

Danço Congo. Another theatrical manifestation from Sao Tome is the danço Congo, which is also known as the Tragédia do Capitão Congo (The tragedy of Captain Congo). The danço congo is a huge dance sequence telling the story of the sufferings of a Congolese king who was deported to the islands as a slave. The story makes no use of oral texts and relies instead on mimicry, dance and song. Although the figures of this dance sequence are derived from classic European theatre (the Fool, the Devil, the Hangman), the manner in which the dance is performed is clearly of African origin.

Several theater companies perform in the capital and tour the provinces.

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