The finals of the National Acapella Competition, organised by the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, will be held on Saturday 21 May 2022 at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture in Phoenix, as from 18 00 hours.
This announcement was made, this afternoon, by the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation, Mr Stephan Toussaint, during a press conference held at the Cote D’Or National Sports Complex. He was flanked by the Head Coach, Mr Gerard Louis, and the representative of the motivators, Mr Sylvain Kallichurun.
Minister Toussaint stated that the Acapella Competition entitled “Sa nou lavwa” is being organised for the first time and recalled that its objectives are to offer a platform to the youth to demonstrate their talent and to offer advice to those who want to further develop their talent so as to become professional singers in this field. The competition, he highlighted, will involve the participation of 10 teams comprising a maximum of 10 youth each from different districts of Mauritius as well as Rodrigues.
He underlined that all the songs chosen will be from local artists adding that as from 18 00 hours tonight till 21 May 2022, the public will be able to discover a team daily through a teaser on the Ministry’s Facebook page.
For his part, Mr Gerard Louis highlighted that since the launching of the competition in September last year, the youth have benefitted from free coaching classes which were held in venues across the country such as G. Commarmond stadium, Studio Christophe L’Omlette, Pointe Jerome Outdoor Centre, Cote D’Or National Sports Complex, Serge Alfred Swimming Pool, Anjalay stadium, Saint François Xavier stadium, Rivière du Rempart swimming pool, Studio Alain Auriant, and Theatre Mon Plaisir.
As for Mr Sylvain Kallichurun, he expressed gratitude to the motivators and coaches who are training the participants. He further congratulated all the youth who taking part in the Acapella Competition.
It is to be recalled that Acapella music is a performance by a singer or a singing group without instrumental accompaniment.