Mauritius best performing international group at Seychelles Carnaval
The 7th edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria finished and Mauritius was the winner.
Mauritius was in the spotlight at the 7th edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria” in Seychelles on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The Mauritian destination took the coveted trophy for the best performing international group, followed by Reunion Island and Notting Hill (London). 22 performers (musicians and dancers), including Philippe Thomas, Joel Chegen, Kurwin Castel, Lespri Ravann and the duo of dancers, Samuel and Mathieu Joseph, among others, took part in the parade in Victoria. The troupe perform in the traditional Sega costume and was decorated with national flag bearing the wording of celebration 50 years of independence. 30 international delegations were present for this cultural event.
The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), which supported Mauritian delegation in this must-attend event is proud of this recognition. Trumpet player Philippe Thomas is satisfied with the great performance of the Mauritian team. “The Mauritian artists have worked hard for the event. We were rewarded with the first prize of the carnival. We hope to have the chance to present our choreography, which mixes traditional and modern dance, on other international stages.”, said Philippe Thomas.
The Carnaval International de Victoria brings countries together and gives a rare opportunity to tourism destinations participating with a cultural troupe to raise their profile through culture and in so doing through their people