SEYCHELLES is sending a cultural delegation to Zambia to come and participate in the Livingstone cultural festival as part of the cultural exchange programme, Seychelles tourism ambassador to Zambia, Jimmy Butt, announced yesterday.
He said a delegation from Ministry of Tourism and Culture would be headed by permanent secretary for Culture and Arts Benjamine Rose.
The delegation will also consist of the Seychelles National Arts Council chief executive officer Jimmy Savy as well as members of the National Cultural Dance Troupe.
“I have the pleasure to also announce that various exchanges along the lines of culture have already taken place between Zambia and Seychelles.’’ Mr Butt said this monthend Zambian artiste Mampi who is extremely popular in Seychelles would be visiting that country as part of the Airtel music awards guests in collaboration with Seychelles Breweries Ltd. He said the awards will be held on March 28 at the International Conference Centre of the Seychelles (ICCS).
“We have the pleasure and privilege that Mampi will be the guest artist at the grand finals. All the way from Zambia, Mampi is well-known for her popular song in the Seychelles, “Walilowelela.” She will perform live with the Zenith band during the ceremony and play back the track at the after- party at Tequila Boom; the band will also be backing the local artist performing that night,” he said.
Mr Butt said the presence of Mampi in the awards would enhance the international exposure of the awards and most importantly be used as an inspiration for local artists.
During Mampi’s stay in Seychelles, she will meet and engage with the local artists as well as officials of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Mampi will also participate in selected corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities organized by Airtel Seychelles and Seychelles Breweries in the country.