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Carlos Mendes



Graduated from the School of Jazz Porto in Jazz guitar, he leads a quartet that broaches varied (original, traditional, modern) répertoires.

The edition 2014



Opening festival with Vasco | 2010


The 2nd edition of Kriol Jazz Festival will open on April 8 with a concert by major contemporary composer Vasco Martins. An event realized in partnership with the Centro Cultural Português in Praia.

Date: April 8, at 8:00 pm.
Place: CCP, Praia.


Our workshops | 2010


Here are all our workshops for this 2nd edition!

Conferences hosted by professionals, or meetings between artists and public, the end of your afternoon will be busy!

Workshops +2 ! | 2010


The workshops schedule is expanding with two new meetings, the first one with Princezito from April 5th, the second the next day with Kim Alves. Two moments not to miss to know a little bit more about the musical world of these two artists.

See more about our workshops...

T-Shirt Collector | 2010



Support your festival by wearing a great quality, comfortable and yet stylish T-shirt.

His design and a range of colors ensure that you will look fantastic and feel proud to support your Kriol Jazz greatest event.

Available at festival.

2010: the photo gallery ! | 2010


Despite the volcanic ash and the flight restriction, we began to release the first photos of the 2010 festival, please enjoy!

Go to the Photo Gallery.

The first pictures | 2011

You can follow the festival with the first pictures posted on the site.
The 3rd edition is a great success, with a lot of people and with very nice sounds, Praia is living to the rythm of the Kriol Jazz Festival. Thanks to everybody for the good vibes in the capeverdean capital !

Please feel free to visit our gallery to live the event.

Edition 2011 | 2011


The third edition of the Kriol Jazz Festival - Praia will take place this year the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th of April at Praia, in the island of Santiago, Cape Verde.

In two editions the KJF festival has succeeded in establishing itself as one of the unmissable events of the cultural life in archipelago.

In Praia, the bars love jazz | 2011

Some broadcasts concerts before the festival
Various bars throughout the city will broadcasts jazz concerts during the week end:

Bar di Bela (Plateau)
Avis (Plateau)
Zé da Rosa (Plateau)
Quebra Cabana (Quebra Canela)
Kocpit (Achada Grande Frente)
RPub (Palmarejo)

Exhibitions in Praia | 2011

Various exhibitions are visible from April 7th, April in several locations of the Cape Verdean capital
Various exhibitions are visible from April 7th, April in several locations of the Cape Verdean capital :

- Pictures from KJF-Praia - Centro Cultural Ildo Lobo
- Paintings - Domingos Luisa - Sala dos Munícipes da CMP (City hall)
- Sculpture - Domingos Luisa - Sala dos Munícipes da CMP (City hall)
- Artesanato caboverdiano - Praça Alexandre de Albuquerque

Don't get lost in Praia | 2011

Our map to find your way in Praia city.
Here is our map to find your way in Plateau area, with the hot spots where we will be.

Click on picture to see it.



Download it.

Photos Exhibition | 2012


In tribute to Cesária Évora, the festival organizes an exhibition of photos taken by french photographer Eric Mulet who accompanied the diva throughout her career.

Câmara Municipal (town hall) Platô

09/04 > 24/04
09:00 > 12:00 & 15:00 > 20:00

Tickets | 2012


Tickets are available for 1000 ecv (standing) and 1500 ecv (sitting) per night, the first day being free.

Places where you can buy :
Caixas Vinti4 (Visa card)
Librairie Nho Eugénio (ASA)
Café Sofia (Platô)
Loja Harmonia (Platô)

Don't get lost in Praia | 2012

Our map to find your way in Praia city.
Here is our map to find your way in Plateau area, with the hot spots where we will be.

Click on picture to see it.



Download it.

Don't get lost in Praia | 2013

Our map to find your way in Praia city.
Here is our map to find your way in Plateau area, with the hot spots where we will be.

Click on picture to see it.



Download it.

Don't get lost in Praia | 2014


Here is our map to find your way in Plateau area, with the hot spots where we will be.

Click on picture to see it.



Download it.

Tickets | 2014


Tickets are available for 1500 ecv per night.

Places where you can buy our tickets:
Caixas Vinti4 (Visa card)
Librairie Nho Eugénio (ASA)
Café Sofia (Platô)
Loja Harmonia (Platô)

The evening of April 10 is for guests only.

Photos Exhibition | 2014


From 8th to 12th April 2014, Sabura Art and Design presents "Shades of Morna", a photographic journey of celebrated musicians and dancers of Cabo Verde.

Photographs by Joe Wuerfel, exhibition produced and curated by Lisa Faye Hames, founder of Sabura Art and Design.

Exhibition location: Cinema de Praia, Plateau, Praça Luís Camões (Pracinha Escola Grande/Café Sofia)

Gallery hours: 15h00 - 23h00.

Jazz in the City | 2014


We could not wait until the beginning of the festival, the Kriol Jazz will invade the city of Praia, starting quickly with a free gig in the Achada Santo Antonio (Largo Eusébio) with B.A. Band (Cabo Verde), The Ron Savage Trio (USA) and Neuza (Cabo Verde).

Zona Kriol Jazz Festival
Achada de Santo António
Largo Eusébio / Largo Capelinha
5th April 2014 - 21:00


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