Cape Verde History

The Cape Verde archipelago was uninhabited until the 15th century, when Portuguese explorers discovered and colonized the entire region. The area grew prosperous as a result of its ideal location for the slave trade. The end of slavery in the 19th century led to economic decline and emigration; but Cape Verde gradually recovered as an important commercial center and stopover for shipping routes. The island chain was granted independence from Portugal in 1975.

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Cape Verdian Culture

All aspects of culture in Cape Verde is characterized by a mixture of European and African elements. This is not a sum of two cultures, living side by side, but a third product, totally new, resulting from an exchange that began five hundred years ago and continues today. One is remined of parts of Brazil with respect to the mixture of cultureal elements.

The Cape Verdean elites, who questioned European racial and cultural superiority and who in some cases undertook a long armed struggle against European imperialism and for national liberation, nowadays use the rule of Western codes as the main instrument of internal domination.

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Arts and Crafts in Cape Verde

 Artisanry appeared in Cape Verde in several different forms early on with ornate ceremonial masks dating back centuries. Weaving came to Boa Vista via Santiago, together with the slaves who were brought to the island in order to guard and herd goats.

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Many of Cape Verde's best soccer players were born off the island. These days, most play soccer internationally, mainly in Europe but also in Asia.