Seychelles pushes for ‘moutya’ dance to be recognised by UNESCO
The Seychelles’ Ministry of Culture has submitted documents to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for the consideration of moutya dance as a cultural heritage.
This move comes as the ministry starts to work in consultation with UNESCO to review the island nation’s culture policy. The principal secretary for culture, Cecile Kalebi, said that this is the third time that Seychelles has tried to get the dance recognised.
“We have submitted our application to UNESCO and it was accepted. Next year, it will go on to committee level where our application will be thoroughly analysed and evaluated to see if ‘moutya’ can be considered a national heritage,” said Kalebi.
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