Bruno Raya, artists, organizers of musical and cultural events were in front of the press to comment on the artists’ position following the recent events at the citadel. Bruno Raya, artists, organizers of musical and cultural events were in front of the press to comment on the artists’ position following the recent events at the citadel.
Victor Genestar, one of the organizers of the Gran Konser, spoke about last Saturday’s events. According to him, the public, the artists and the organizers were all scared. Fortunately, there were no injuries. At the time, the priority for organizers Attitude and La Isla Social Club was safety.
Then it was the turn of Jean Jacques Arjoon, a musician, to talk about this sad event. He praised the stance taken by many Mauritians. For him, those who think they can use the communal flame to win votes are on the wrong track. For the artists, it’s national unity that is in their minds, the concerts are for the community…
In their view, it’s true that there was an incident, but that shouldn’t discourage them from continuing to carry out their work and organize other cultural events.
They also talked about how organizers have to fight to get permits to hold a concert. They talked about the regulations that make such events more and more difficult. The artist community has the right to do their job.
The real question is safety for artists. Steve Augustin spoke of noise pollution only when there are concerts, not when parties are organized for soccer matches outdoors until very late.