KENYAN MASAI GROUP PERFORMS AT SEYCHELLES ‘FETAFRIK 2013’ FESTIVAL
A group of Masai dancers, normally attached to the Bomas of Kenya, are presently in the Seychelles to perform at the archipelago’s annual Africa Festival, aka FetAfrik.
The Seychelles, a member of the African Union and geographically belonging to the African continent, has for some time now celebrated Africa Day with a dedicated festival and has increased the footprint of the celebrations to a three day festival to which year after year performing arts and dance groups are invited from the mainland. South Africa, already closely allied to the Seychelles in tourism and political terms, this year has sent a chef, a designer and artists to showcase African cuisine, fashion and arts during the festival.
The Seychelles has in recent years developed an annual calendar of events, some very high profile like the Carnaval de Carnivals – The Carnival International de Victoria, in which several African countries appeared in the past as co-hosts, like Zimbabwe, Zambia, Madagascar and from day on La Reunion, while others appeal to a special market like SUBIOS – The Festival of the Sea or the Festival of Assumption, celebrated in August every year on the island of La Digue. Sporting events like the Seychelles Regatta, sailed biannually, round up the picture.
For more information on the wide range of cultural and performing art events and festivals in the Seychelles visit www.seychelles.travel