Maputo-Maputo, the Mozambican capital, will host of the seventh 04 May 12, 2012 international classical music festival, which this year commemorates the South African anti-apartheid activist, Ruth First, murdered 30 years ago in Mozambique, reported the Lusa.
Journalist, University Professor and South African activist, Ruth First was born May 4, 1926 and died on August 17, 1982 in Maputo, the victim of a letter-bomb, during the fight to apartheid.
The show will start with a gala at the Municipal Council of Maputo, where will be remembered the deeds of the then wife of Joe Slovo, South African Communist Ruth First, who taught at the University Eduardo Mondlane and participated in the creation of the African Studies Center of the largest and oldest public institution of higher education in Mozambique.
In addition to the participation of artists from Mozambique, the seventh International festival of classical music will be attended by musicians from Portugal, the United States, Lithuania, Japan, Poland and Norway.
According to the organizers of the event, Portugal will be represented by Carlos Pinillos and Philippa Castro, main dancers Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Lisbon.
For nine days, Maputo is the capital of classical music with piano recitals, performances of classical dance and a concert of awareness of HIV/AIDS epidemic that reaches 11 percent of the 22 million Mozambicans.