DMLL Lusofesta 2016 closes with Lusofesta Day!

Event Date(s): 15/04/2016

Location: Centre for Language and Learning Auditorium, UWI St. Augustine

LusoFesta 2016the week of activities hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (DMLL) from April 11 to 15 comes to a close on Friday April 15 with Lusofesta Day.

This event highlights the impact of the Portuguese language in different countries, and this year Cape Verde is the highlighted Lusophone (Portuguese-official) country. Bahia in Brazil and Porto in Portugal will also be in focus.

For Lusofesta Day, the following activities will take place from 10am to noon at the CLL Auditorium:

  • Opening | 10am | Dr. Nicole Roberts, Head of Department - Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
  • Feature Speaker | 10.15am | Dr. David Rampersad, Director- Central Office for Regional and International Affairs (CORIA)
  • Capoeira Demonstration | 10.30am
  • Regional Dances from Brazil, Cape Verde and Portugal | 11am
  • Tour of Lusofonia | 11.30am | Cape Verde – CLL Room 1 | Brazil – CLL Room 2 | Portugal – CLL Room 3
  • Language Café and a Taste of Brazil |noon | CLL Atrium

To view the full list of Lusofesta events, please click here

For more information, please contact Dr. Jo-Anne Ferreira, Coordinator, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies: 662 2002, ext. 82036 (c/o Varrsha Choon) or email Jo-Anne.Ferreira@sta.uwi.eduVarrsha.Choon@sta.uwi.edu.


Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |


  • Dr. Jo-Anne Ferreira; Varrsha Choon

  • Faculty/Department

    Faculty of  Humanities & Education

  • Tel.: 662 2002, ext. 82036
  • Email: Jo-Anne.Ferreira@sta.uwi.edu