UN Goodwill Ambassador will be guest of honor at Carnaval International de Victoria


Deedee Bridgewater, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, has accepted to be a guest of honor at the 2nd edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria, the “Carnival of Carnivals,” to be held in the capital of Seychelles from March 2-4, 2012.

Deedee’s achievements in the music and theatre arena have earned her world-wide recognition, with one of her most recent awards being a 2011 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

For the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles, Deedee shall honor the international audience with an address relevant to her role as a Goodwill Ambassador during the Opening Ceremony, and is also expected to grace the crowds with a live performance during the carnival weekend.

Alain St. Ange, Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, has expressed his excitement at the inclusion of Deedee Bridgewater in the carnival program. “This is great satisfaction that Seychelles is to be used as a platform to help spread the crucial messages of the Food and Agricultural Organization. Following the buzz created by the 2011 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria, Seychelles is to host this coming March the highest number of international delegations at any carnival. Our carnival of carnivals is doing Seychelles proud,” Alain St.Ange said.