The music of Cape Verde has a beat similar to Salsa; performers who have emigrated from Cape Verde and now live in the area are asked to play their instruments and sing, and the music they bring is original to the Cape Verde Islands.
Traditional Cape Verdeans foods and vendor items such as art, jewelry and clothing will be on sale.
The mission of the Onset Cape Verdean Festival is to promote information and the culture of Cabo Verde, to foster a wider understanding and celebrate the immigrants’ origin, history and culture, especially in the communities with large numbers of residents with Cape Verdean heritage, and, most importantly, with Cape Verdean youth.
Parking is available at three specified lots along Onset Avenue for $10. A free shuttle is provided to the festival site from 11am to 7pm. For additional information visit www.onsetcapeverdeanfestival.com