Seychelles Tourism launches Carnival theme song for February festival



The Ministry of Tourism and Culture in the Seychelles has announced the launch of the theme song for the 3rd Annual ‘Carnaval de Carnivals’ after a hotly contested competition produced the top ten entries from artists across the archipelago.

The 10 winning songs have been named as: Nou Karnaval (Micheal Savy aka Ion Kid), Karnaval O Victoria (SeyToile – Terrence, Terry & Angelique), Carnaval Aux Seychelles (Daniella Larue), Carnaval Aux Seychelles (Earonn Humhrey), Karnaval dan Kapital (Clifford Alexis), Carnaval des Seychelles (Herve Adrienne – Liba), Karnaval Viktorya (Clency Marengo aka Curious), Karnaval Ankor Enn Fwa (Louise, Ivan, Andy & Andrew), En lot Edisyon Karnaval’ (Eclispe – Herbert, Aubrey & Hubert) and Karnaval Mae Sesel (Yannick Raoudy).

According to the information received there were a total of 18 entries, and the 10 best songs that were short-listed as winners by a seven-member jury were awarded with cash prizes, ranging between R25,000 and R2,500.
The 2013 Carnaval International de Victoria song competition was based on several key criteria and was open to musical artists of all ages who could have entered either as a solo artist or a group. All entries had to be in Creole, and should have not exceed more than five minutes.

The artists had to guarantee that the songs were their own original compositions and had not been previously released on any CD, cassette and on any compilation or in other lyrics nor aired on any radio stations, televisions and performed in any night clubs.

The Carnaval International de Victoria compilation music CD is now available at various sales points, including the National Arts Council store in Victoria, the STB offices in Victoria and Praslin, as well as at its head office at Bel Ombre and at a stall at the Victoria Post Office.

Visitors to the islands for the festival in early February can expect to hear these songs played on the archipelago’s radio stations and on national TV and the top song will needless to say feature at the official launch of the Carnival International de Victoria on February 08th. See you in the Seychelles.