Indian Ocean Times - only positive news on indian ocean

Seychelles: Dance of Moutia celebrated in the wake of the Assumption Day




Moutia the traditional dance of the archipelago, was celebrated this weekend on the occasion of setting up of cultural activities on the island of La Digue related to the festival of the Assumption.
 
"Without culture, we would not have a strong tourism industry", said Alain Saint-Ange, the Minister of tourism and Culture of the Seychelles present for this for the festive event.
 
As a reminder, Alain Saint-Ange had expressed in mid-July his willingness to include all events in connection with the Moutia in the heart of the official of the Seychelles Tourism Office and also wanted to now devote an annual Festival every first weekend of the month of July.
 
The dance of Moutia usually takes place on the beach, near a fire, and in the light of the moon.
 
Its repetitive rhythm is comparable to the maloya of Reunion as well as the sega of Mauritius and Rodrigues. Happy songs exile, the harsh life in the plantations and the aspiration to a better life. Tinted of humour, laments, social satire and love stories interweave and clash in the heart of the Moutia...

Seychelles: Dance of Moutia celebrated in the wake of the Assumption Day



Laurent Chinaud


More from Indian Ocean Times :
< >

Saturday, October 21st 2017 - 14:54 “It is time to step forward"

Monday, October 9th 2017 - 16:57 A new Labor Union is launched for Seychelles