The second delegation to take part in this weekend’s Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles arrived in the country on Monday from Cape Town South Africa. Seychelles has now seen the arrival of six of the famous minstrels performers headed by Kader Miller.
The South African has been participating in the Carnaval International de Victoria since it was first launched in 2011, and this year they are ready to enhance their participation with six of South Africa’s best Midea Minstrels’ performers from Cape Town. The minstrels’ performers form part of a seven-people delegation who will be taking part in this year’s carnival.
“There’s only one word to describe how we feel to attend the carnival again this year… excited! And I can assure all our Seychellois families that we will be able to give them some of the best performances ever. This will be our 3rd year at the carnival, and we now know what is expected to entertain the crowds,” said the South African representative, Mr. Kader Miller.
“We are not the only group representing South Africa this year, but we have the best minstrels’ performers, and we are going to win the heart of every Seychellois people. Our delegation [members] are all professional minstrels, and they are here to win for south Africa,” said Kadar Miller.
Kader Miller expressed the happiness of the South African’s performers for this great opportunity of a lifetime by expressing her gratitude to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture as well as to the Seychelles Tourism Board for organizing this unique “carnival of carnivals.”
“For all of the performers this will be the first time that they will be performing internationally and the first time getting the opportunity to board an airplane. They come from very poor communities, and thanks to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Seychelles Tourism Board for staging such a great event right here in Africa making it possible for us to make this a dream come true for our group,” said Kader Miller.
“I want them to experience the good heart of the Seychellois people. We love the spirit of the Seychellois, because these islands are the ‘melting pot,’ and we are the ‘rainbow people. ‘We are coming to the carnival with the best performers, colorful painted faces, and colorful costumes,” added Kader Miller.
A second group coming from Natal in South Africa is also expected later this week to arrive in Seychelles for the carnival starting this coming Friday, February 8.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).