Capetown Minstrels from South Africa arrive in Seychelles for 2011 carnival


The Capetown Minstrels from the Western Cape in South Africa have arrived in Seychelles to take part in the 2011 Seychelles “Carnaval International de Victoria.” The group, who is staying at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino, have said they are over the moon to be in Seychelles and that they are looking forward to participating in the island’s carnival.

The 34 men who make up the Capetown Minstrels are set to be on stage in Victoria for the opening ceremony of the Seychelles 2011 carnival in the presence of Seychelles President James Michel and other regional leaders. They will also perform in the city of Victoria as part of the street party and will carry the South African flag during the carnival float procession on Saturday afternoon.

Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, met with the South African delegation accompanied by David Germain, the Tourism Board’s Director for Africa and the Americas; Marsha Parcou, the Seychelles Tourism Office Manager based in Pretoria in South Africa; and Elsia Grandcourt, the Tourism Board’s Deputy CEO.

Alain St.Ange welcomed the South African delegation and thanked them for traveling to Seychelles to be part of the Seychelles carnival celebrations. “We appreciate your presence here with us, and we want you to enjoy your stay so that you can go back as true ambassadors for Seychelles,” Alain St.Ange said.

The Capetown Minstrels are known for their distinct music, and they travel the world promoting their music and their country. Mr. Kader Miller and J. Higgins are the heads of this South African delegation and have traveled to Seychelles to be part of the 2011 Seychelles “Carnaval International de Victoria.”