Meet the Team!
"Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis de Assisi
Sonvela Arte is a project created by the Sonvela foundation in november 2014 in Ilha de Madeira, Mindelo. This projects mission is to change the lives of people living in infamous neighborhoods in the city of Mindelo, Cape Verde. By transforming the neighborhood with painting and graffiti together with the residents Sonvela Arte builds their self-esteem and creates opportunities on the jobmarket and in tourism. Sonvela Arte believes in the power of art and culture, and that it can bring social change.
Ronald, Fantchoka, Vadjix, Miguel,
Ton, Mikinha and Freddy.
Video shoot Khaly Angel
Video de cantor Khaly Angel no local de projeto
The video has been viewed almost 250,000 times on YouTube.
Video shoot Jenifer Soledad
Video de cantora Jenifer Soledad no local de projeto
Jenifer Soledad, one of Cape Verde's most talented singers did a video shoot in the neighborhood after seeing our project on social media. The video has been seen 156,000 times on YouTube.
Presentation M_EIA University
Apresentação do Sonvela Arte no Semana do Urbanismo
Sonvela Arte got the chance to present its work to the audience of the 'Week of Urbanism 2015', hosted by the M_EIA University in Mindelo.
Presentation Santo Antão
Apresentação do Sonvela Arte na ilha do Santo Antão
I gave a presentation about Sonvela Arte for an organization that was in preparation of a painting project in the city of Ribeira Grande on the island of Santo Antão.