Cape Verdean Independence Day Concert, Exhibit and Program


July 5, 2013

4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Museum Plaza

Photography Exhibit and Program
“Cape Verdean Courage: Heroes of WWII”
5:45 p.m.
Jacobs Family Gallery and Cook Memorial Theater

Candida Rose of the KabuJazz
Ensemble during the 2011
ECHO Performing Arts

Bring the family to a one-of-a kind musical celebration. Enjoy Cape Verdean Music and participate in fun activities. Music by KabuJazz Ensemble and John Miranda’s Band. Donations to benefit the Cape Verdean Scholarship Fund.

A photography exhibit and program titled Cape Verdean Courage: Heroes of WWII will take place on July 5 at 5:45 p.m. in the Jacobs Family Gallery and Cook Memorial Theater. Artist and photographer, Ron Barboza will exhibit more than 100 photographs of World War II veterans of Cape Verdean American heritage.

Arthur Gomes (left) was
photographed ca. 1944-45 in
the Pacific with an unidentified
buddy who was killed in action
on the following day. Mr. Gomes
died in 2010. (Photo: (c)
Ron Barboza Collection)

Presented in association with the Cape Verdean Advisory Committee, the Barboza collection includes many service portraits from the war years. Mr. Barboza will conduct a one-hour program to honor living Cape Verdean Vets of WWII; it will include remarks from officials and community leaders, and music from the era.

Judge George N. Leighton, age 100, will address the assembly. The centenarian will recall his WWII experience in the Pacific theater.

The program will include Mr. Barboza’s presentation of certificates of appreciation to 43 surviving Cape Verdean Veterans of the Second World War. Any surviving Cape Verdean Veterans of WWII that have not been contacted may call Ron Barboza at (508) 415-4381.

Bring a chair or blanket to the plaza. In the event of rain, concerts will move indoors. Family fun activities will also be offered July 4-5, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the plaza. Free parking is available at the Elm Street Garage, one block north of the museum.


Download the Concert Flyer here.
It is a PDF document viewable with Adobe Reader.

The July 5th concert, exhibit and recognition program is sponsored by the William M. Wood Foundation.