The “Creole Capital of the world” covered by the Mauritius Press

Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Seychelles-Tourism-BoardThe Mauritian Press speaks on the Seychelles continued position on ‘Victoria the Creole Capital of the World’. Articles published from daily press coverage in Seychelles Islands and posted on “ Le Mauricien’’ by Jean Clement Cangy, took a different approach to the angle of the story and focused on a balanced assessment of the 2013 Festival Kreol.

In the recent years Jean Clement Cangy has written many articles about the annual Festival Kreol that is staged in the Seychelles. Mr Cangy has been challenging other Creole speaking countries to follow Seychelles undisputable status of taking pride in its Creole identity and culture. The author’s analytical approach of the Festival Kreol is more sharpened in his article “Season and Creole civilisation 2” of which he rightly took the stance proclaiming “Seychelles is the Creole Capital of the world”.

“Seychelles Kreol Festival is the celebration of Creole identity. The pride of being a Creole…” Jean Clement said.

Mr Cangy continued his article by explaining that the Festival Kreol hosted in Seychelles regroups Creole speaking nations. He said that this was a splendid expression of Creole civilization of 13 million Creoles in the world.

“A civilisation rooted from the post slavery era giving birth to rainbow colours nations…” Jean Clement Cangy said. He went on to say that the Seychelles 28th edition of Festival Kreol was successful in bringing to the limelight the different facets and the richness of Creole civilization. Mr Jean Clement Cangy went further in his article to use the following quote from President James Michel of the Republic of Seychelles a “nation without culture is a nation without future’’. This now famous quote from the 2013 Festival Kreol has been plastered in International and regional Press in coverage of the festival.

“Season and Creole Civilisation 2’’ article credited Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture for his tireless effort in making the annual Festival Kreol an aquarium of Creole diversity.

“Le Mauritian” was not the only Mauritian Press coming out with articles on Seychelles Festival Kreol. “Defitmedia” posted a special chronicle on the Festival Kreol in Seychelles on its website. Annick Rivet, the “Defitmedia’’ journalist who was in Seychelles to cover the 2013 Festival Kreol came out with a chronicle “douceur de vivre’’ propelling the colorful Creole serenade which took place in the heart of Victoria, one of the most acclaimed event of the 2013 Festival Kreol.

Source:- Seychelles Tourism Board


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