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Seychelles gearing up for FetAfrik 2013
by STB

Preparation is full steam ahead up for Seychelles 2013 FetAfrik, planned for 23rd to 25th May. For this year’s FetAfrik, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture is elevating the standard of the event by inviting to Seychelles shore African professionals in culinary and fashion arenas.


Misha Effendi from Cape Town and Johannesburg most renowned African Chef and lecturer: mastering the art of cooking, Kalebo Segone, will grace their presence at the African Night Gala evening at Le Meridien Barbarons Hotel on 24th May. African Night, the highlight of FetAfrik 2013 will explore the diversity of Africa through its cuisine and fashion. Seychelles expects to welcome to its shores international groups which will perform during African Night Gala Evening.

Nearly three weeks to go before the official opening of FetAfrik 2013 at the Car Park of National Cultural Centre by Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St Ange, the Committee of FetAfrik is fine tuning the details of the program. Promotional campaigns to raise the event’s visibility are all set to drive the crowd into this year’s FetAfrik celebrated at a symbolic time to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the creation of OAU( Organisation of African Unity) which is nowadays called African Union on 25th May.

This event highly important on this year’s FetAfrik program will be marked by a photo exhibition at the National Cultural Centre, tracing Seychelles’ role through the African Union.

Showcasing Mauritius and Seychelles African Diasporas through an Exhibition of African ancestries from Nelson Mandela Centre in Mauritius will be another spotlight of FetAfrik 2013. The Exhibition- the first time to be mounted in Seychelles will showcase a series of panels tracing through a collection of snapshots of Mauritius African origin and that of Seychelles.

The official opening is on 23rd May, and an exhibition can be viewed by the public at the National Cultural Centre. Incense smell of Africa combined with a variety of African artefacts will be a great way to experience Africa in an African Bazaar opened in the garden of National Cultural Centre 23rd - 25th May. FetAfrik 2013: an event that will leave a lasting impression.