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Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Av. de Berna, n.º 26 C
1069-061 Lisboa
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Tel: (+351) 21 790 83 00 (ext. 1583)


Born in Ganda (Angola), priest, graduated in choir direction and master in composition at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music of Rome under the guidance of Maestro Valentino Miserachs Grau, Moisés Rafael is a PhD candidate in Musical Sciences, specialization in Ethnomusicology at FCSH/NOVA. In 2009 he designed the Kawanga Cultural Village project, together with Italian friends and collaborators he founded the Ítalo-Angolan Ondango Philanthropic Association. His main interest in academic research focuses on the analysis of the body expression of the various participants in the Eucharistic celebration in Kawanga (Benguela), with the main objective of increasing the ethnomusicological understanding of the cultic and liturgical context as a performative space in Kawanga. He develops analytical strategies of idiosyncratic meanings of body expressions, including dance, gestures and various movements by participants in the context of the Catholic Mass and outside it.