Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles minister responsible for Tourism and Culture was again this year given the honor to officially launch the popular Dimans Kreol Borlanmer event at Anse Royale in Seychelles. It was in the presence of thousands who had gathered to this Creole Music extravaganza that Minister St.Ange took the mike to great applause from the crowd. “Our Creole Culture is the only thing we have that carries our very own DNA. We need to remain united to defend and to protect our culture” Minister Alain St.Ange as he invited the thousands present to continue to work with him to consolidate what the community of the Artists are today calling a Cultural Revolution in the Seychelles.
Minister St.Ange went on to speak about the Drums Beating Regulation dating back from 1935 when Seychelles was still British Colony. “During this 30th Anniversary of our Creole Festival we signed a request for the Attorney General to initiate proceedings to have this law removed from our statutes. Even though this is but a symbolic move as the law has not been used at all every since we became the Republic of Seychelles in 1976, we needed as a country to show that every shackle that displayed signs of obstructing growth of our culture needed to be got rid off” said Minister St.Ange. He then went on to say that the foundation stone for a new Music Stadium had now been placed for the construction of a project where Seychellois could call home for their cultural activities.
Minister St.Ange to laud applause echoed his favorite line of “We have but one Seychelles, it is our Seychelles and we are but one People” the Minister said