The Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company is again heading this week to the Seychelles to take part in the annual Carnaval International de Victoria where they will parade side by side with the best and most known carnivals from across the world.
The Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company will return for the third edition of the unique Carnaval International de Victoria, and this year, in addition to performing, they will be teaching their unique skills to the people of Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles.
The cast of the Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company limited will, once again, be joining the annual Seychelles Carnival, taking place from February 8-10, 2013. However, this year, they also intend to host unique workshops for the young people of Seychelles, with the intention of teaching the youngsters of Victoria about the origins of carnival, showcase the evolution and performance of the carnival arts, and encourage participation in their own Carnaval International and guide each individual on how best to showcase their own creativity and culture.
The ambition from the group from London is to leave a lasting legacy in Mahe for the community and to assist the younger population of the islands to establish their own carnival identity. This year’s Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Company cast will comprise three masquerade groups (BeeRaaHaar Carnival Club, Flamingo Carnival Arts and Mahogany Carnival Arts), one samba group (Paraiso de Samba), Ruff Diamond Soca Dance, one steelband gigside from Caribbean Steel International, and one DJ Antonn.
There will be 40 individual performers, each one with a role to play to ensure that the Carnival Arts are displayed to perfection.
The Roadshow will also be accompanied by the internationally-renowned photographer Kiki Nortey whose photographs of the carnival are sure to excite. Each one of the groups is the best in the field and have won the top awards at Notting Hill and other carnivals across the UK and internationally. Unfortunately, due to the limitations on space, Notting Hill Carnival was only able to bring to Seychelles a small section of each group, but they nevertheless will create a spectacle to be enjoyed.
Claire Holder, Chairperson of the Notting Hill Carnival Roadshow Ltd., commented:
“We are so excited to be coming once again to Seychelles where we are made to feel most welcome. This year we hope to do more to engage with the people of Seychelles and the region to contribute to what has become a truly fantastic and remarkable experience and celebration of the beauty of Seychelles and its people.”