You’ll feel fully immersed in Mauritian culture at this lively outdoor celebration on Sunday 18th August at Down Lane Park in Tottenham, as it brings you traditional cuisine from the island of tropical paradise, plus a host of entertainment including dancing and live performances from some of the Mauritius’ biggest musical stars.
Kick back and enjoy the feel-good Sega music that Mauritius is famous for. With its colourful Creole (broken-French) lyrics and rhythmic sounds, it’ll transport you to Mauritius’ sun-kissed beaches.
Alain Ramanisum’s Li Tourne is one of my favourite Sega tracks – give it a listen to get an idea of what Sega music sounds like.
Taste a specially imported Phoenix beer or some Mauritian rum, or go for the healthy option and grab a freshly sliced young coconut and slurp out its water with a straw.
There will also be a fashion show, raffle, plus face painting and funfair rides to keep little ones happy.
Now in its fifth year – and with just under 50,000 people of Mauritian descent living in London – there’s sure to be a jolly atmosphere at this family-friendly festival.
Entry is £6.50 for adults, and children under 10 go free. It is beneficial to buy tickets online in advance to avoid queuing on the day.
Visit http://www.mauritianopenair.com for more information.
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“It feels like I am back home in Mauritius! I feel really emotional. I’m very proud to see so many people from the Mauritian community here and people from all over the world.” Other performers included top urban DJs CLK, Vish and Masta G, girl group Serese and the Sega Troupe “Jalsa Des Iles” showcasing Mauritius’ famous musical style.