The São Vicente municipal councilman responsible for the area of culture, Humberto Lélis, explains that the festival was scheduled for August 14, 15 and 16 because it coincides with the period during which the island receives the largest number of visitors.

Lélis believes that, in this way, both tourists and vacationing Cape Verdean émigrés will feel more satisfied. In logistical terms as well, this is the most feasible option, as artists’ schedules are more likely to be free. Organizers have already begun contacting potential artists in order to establish the line-up.