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Seychelles: The original Cajun music of Louisiana in honour of the International Carnival of Victoria

The international Carnival of Victoria in the Seychelles will host from 25 to 27 April 2014, alongside the cultural troops from across the planet, the American band Lisa Haley and the Zydekats, and which pays tribute to the native Cajun of Louisiana in the United States.
Musical mixture appeared in the 19th century, its main instruments are the violin, the accordion, the guitar as well as the harmonica.
Cajun music is built around two influences, a first tour towards country music called cajun in English. The music Zydeco (zydeco in French), the second influence is in turn derived from the rhythms of the Blues, with the accordion as a basic instrument.
As a reminder, the international Carnival of Victoria is co-organised by Reunion, Madagascar and Mayotte who joined the Seychelles as well as South Africa and the province of KwaZulu-Natal, with a presented opening ceremony in three languages (creole, English, French) for the 2014 edition.

The festive event is listed in the calendar of the Islands vanilla (Reunion, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Mayotte and the Maldives).

Laurent Chinaud

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