David Andre And The ZILWA Musical Group Congratulated By The Seychelles Ministry Of Tourism & Culture As They Leave For Reunion Island Where They Are Schedule To Perform At St.Gilles
Minister Alain St. Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture and Benjamine Rose, Principal Secretary for Culture met with Mr. David Andre at the House of Culture, National Cultural Centre in Victoria to congratulate him on the release of his latest Album, Zilwa and to wish him well on his working visit to reunion where he will be performing at St. Gilles this week.
Minister Alain St.Ange And PS Benjamine Rose Accepting The Latest Music Album From David Andre At The House Of Culture In Victoria.
The latest music album by David Andre has been conceptualized by David Andre and Joselin Govian from the Reunion Island. The music reflects rhythms of the Creole beat from the islands with a fusions of jazzy tones in the background and is said to be music that evokes a calm and relaxing atmosphere when listening to it. The album comprises of old songs that had been re-sung in a mixture of Seychellois and Reunions Creole beats. Mr Andre expressed that the aim of the album is to expose more of the Seychellois musicians in the region and eventually to push the Zilwa music on international level . David Andre and the group Zilwa left Seychelles on the 8th September to Reunion Island and they will be performing at the Theatre St. Gilles , Friday 11th at 20,00 hrs. Belinda Moncherry, also from Seychelles will be the female vocal who will be performing alongside David Andre. The show will also grace the presence of Laurent Begue, Nicole Sun-Keo and Sandrine Terrentroy from La Reunion amongst others.
Minister Alain St.Ange expressed his support for such an initiative whereby Seychellois musicians are making the effort to merge and exchanges ideas with others from the region to produce good music that can make it big international. Minister St.Ange said that Seychelles is today making headway in the field of culture. “Some musicians are calling it a Cultural Revolution, but for the Ministry of Tourism and Culture we know that when a country is exporting its culture it is delivering for its people because the country has reached maturity and it has overcome the complexes associated with its past” Minister St.Ange said as he and PS Rose wished Zilwa a good performance in La Reunion. Minister St.Ange said that the time is now for the Ministry and the National Art Council to intensify their work to increase the visibility of Seychellois Artists and their Music and Visual Art works on the International Scene.