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Portuguese Folklore Song at 4C’s Multicultural Festival – VIDEO

BARNSTABLE – As we were walking towards the indoor/outdoor Multicultural Festival on the campus of Cape Cod Community College, we heard music.

So while most of the festival took place inside, we were especially enthralled by this participatory Portuguese folklore tale performed by the Saint Anthony’s Folklore Group of Pawtucket, R.I.

Victor Santos, the lead singer of the group and also the assistant vice president of human resources at the college, said the folklore group consists of five musicians, four singers and eight partners of dancers (meaning 16 dancers)

This song is called, “Ladrao,” or “The Robber,” he said. Some attendees of the festival joined in. Thus, it became our favorite part of the festival.

According to Remmy Waegelein, a work/study student working in the art gallery during the festival, about 50 nations were represented. This was the 16th year the festival has been held.

 

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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