- Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 04:49
- Written by Caricom News Network
The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange, welcomed the popular Jamaican artist, Busy Signal, to Seychelles as he paid a courtesy call on the Minister at the National Cultural Center in Victoria. Busy Signal was in Seychelles for two live concerts.
Considered as one of Jamaica’s most promising singers of the new generation, Reanno Gordon, better known by his stage name, Busy Signal, paid a courtesy call on Minister Alain St.Ange just after he stepped off the plane. The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture was the first high-level official he met on his short visit to Seychelles.
The Jamaican dance hall reggae said that he “is honored to be in Seychelles" because it “feels like he is back home.” He continued by describing the good feeling that “the buzz created about his performance in Seychelles.”
Jimmy Savy, Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council, who accompanied Busy Signal on the courtesy call, talked about the “magic” that Busy Signal reggae version of the “Gambler” created in Seychelles. Reacting to Jimmy Savy’s comments Busy Signal said that “he didn’t think that he would be the chosen one to redo that song.” The song is originally written by Kenny Rogers.
“When I was approached by Kenny Rogers to do that song I was a very nervous. I surprised myself with this one,” Busy Signal said.
Alain St. Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, thanked Busy Signal for taking time to meet with him. He has extended an invitation to Busy Signal to participate in the third edition of “Carnaval International de Victoria” in April 2014. Mr. Basil Bouchereau, the man behind getting Busy Signal to Seychelles, also accompanied Busy Signal for the meeting with Minister St. Ange.