Cultural Manifestations In Seychelles Continues To Attract Big Crowds As The Island’s ‘Cultural Revolution’ Takes Root
Saturday night the 13 June saw Joseph Sinon, the Seychelles well known artist and entertainer organised a mass cultural event at the Mont Fleuri Sports Grounds that once again attracted very large crowds.
Joseph Sinon was singing alongside other popular and much loved artists such as John Wirtz, Antoinette Dodin, Mervin Camille, Joenise Juliette, Berno Cedras, Regie, Jackim, Mercener, Elijah and Mr Fugitive among others. The music for the cultural show was being provided by the Band Tanmi and the Warrior Band.
The large crowd that gathered on the Mont Fleuri Sports Grounds were treated to a Joseph Sinon who even moved down onto the field to sing as close as he could to the general public. Joseph Sinon sung of the old time favourites and his lively and popular medleys before saying “If we are today seeing the cultural revolution we are all experiencing it is because of our Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture. Let us all join together to give a big round of applause to Minister Alain St.Ange, our Minister who stands with us in the continued development of our culture” said Joseph Sinon who then invited Minister Alain St.Ange to address the crowd.
Minister St.Ange said as he took the mike that he was thankful to Joseph Sinon for staging these mass cultural events. “As I say thank you to Joseph Sinon for continuing to stage these cultural events that the people of Seychelles love so much, i must also say a big thank you to you all who have come out in such large numbers to support this cultural event. Today our culture is alive, but it is not everyone who appreciates this and some will do everything to stop what you are all enjoying as cultural outings. We must all stand together in unity to defend our culture and protect it for Seychelles to continue to live it without any fear” said Minister St.Ange.
The Minister for Culture went on to also thank all sponsors of the event, and also all those individuals and small entrepreneurs who take stalls at these cultural events as this helps cover costs for these gratis events.
“The Government of Seychelles will continue to work and will continue to support our performing artists when they move around our country to provide such entertainment that continues to be so appreciated by us all. We are all here tonight because we appreciate our local culture. These cultural events are popular because it is what we appreciate as a people and as a country” Minister St.Ange said.
The Minister discussed with the artists on stage on how Government will continue to support the performing artists and that in the coming week a meeting with Seymas had been planned.