Alain Peters – Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa (La Réunion, 1985, Village Titan)

Died in 1995 at the age of 43, Alain Peters, poet, musician, singer and melodist of genius native of Reunion was for a long time one of the best kept secrets of the Indian Ocean.

First in a band (“Les Caméléons”) and then alone, he crossed the 70s and 80s like a shooting star, drowning his spleen and demons in alcohol, leaving behind a handful of recordings including this tape, “Mangé Pou Le Cœur”.

Produced in very few copies at the time by the association “Village Titan”, and accompanied with a selection of a few of his poems, this one sums up in itself the beauty of the inestimable heritage – and unfortunately still too confidential – left by Peters, through ten Blues, Jazz, Sega and Maloya tracks merging in a great way Creole, African, Indian and European sounds.

For today, I decided to share with you “Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa“, my favorite track from this tape, a sublime melancholic instrumental Maloya Jazz track – Enjoy !

Alain Peters – Complainte Pour Mon Defunt Papa

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/nO7VVHhM4rQ

Have a nice sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Love you, Daddy

Cormoran Group – Ô Té (La Réunion, 1979, Piros)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ô Té“, a nice melancholic Jazzy Maloya Soul track from the band “Cormoran Group” from Reunion island and leaded by Michel Vendôme – Enjoy !

Cormoran Group – Ô Té

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Mcj53-6BvnE

Have a nice saturday,

Armand de Preseau

Ziskakan – Bato Fou (La Réunion, 1983, Self-released)

For today, and following to this former post, I wanted to share with you “Bato Fou“, another splendid Maloya Jazz track from the band Ziskakan from Reunion island, in the Indian Ocean – Enjoy !

Ziskakan – Bato Fou

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/SkMnRi9_awA

If you like or are interested by discovering more music from Reunion island, you can listen & download here a 1h selection of Reunion music only, recorded last year !

Have a really nice saturday,

Armand de Preseau

René Lacaille – Take Five (La Réunion, 1990, Creole Electric Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you a cover of “Take Five“, the very well known #Jazz classic standard, reinterpreted here in  a very interesting psychedelic creole way by the guitarist René Lacaille from La Réunion (Indian Ocean) – Enjoy !

René Lacaille – Take Five

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/XE2hWjuoWQs

Have a nice sunday evening,

Armand

Ravan’ – L’espoir (La Réunion, 1989, SEDM Oasis Studio)

For today, I wanted to share with you “L’espoir” an incredible spiritual Maloya Sega Jazz track taken from “Gramoune“, an album recorded in 1989 by the band “Ravan” from La Reunion island (in the Indian Ocean) – Enjoy !!

Ravan’ – L’espoir

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/OEknEAHKqtk

Best regards,

Armand

Danyel Waro – En Ti Gin Do Lo (La Réunion, 1985, 102 Productions)

Mouv’ment Pou L’Afrik” is a 4 tracks album recorded in 1985 by a collective of several musicians from La Réunion (Indian Ocean) in the aim of raise funds to help needy Africans.

The big surprise of that album is that the B Side contains the very beautiful and deep Maloya (Reunionese musical genre) “En Ti Gin Do Lo“, the first recording appearance of the very well known musician and poet Danyèl Waro, that I wanted to share with you today – Enjoy !

Danyèl Waro – En Ti Gin Do Lo

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/834z3r4ZTLY

All the best,

Armand

Danyèl Waro – Tizorz (La Réunion, 1987, Piros)

I wanted to share with you for today “Tizorz“, a splendid and deep Maloya song taken from the first album (1987) of one of La Réunion greatests musicians, Danyèl Waro, who is still active today – Enjoy !!

Danyèl Waro – Tizorz

You can also listen to it on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/B28GoccGTm4

Armand

Marmay – Ti Frer (La Reunion, 1985, Marmay)

Marmay” was a band from La Reunion island (Indian Ocean), composed by 3 members of the same family : Theresien Chamand (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar), Clermont Chamand (Harmonica, Violin, Electric and Acoustic Guitar) and Pascale Chamand (Flute and Artwork).

They released only one autoproduced album in 1985, “Ote Kreol“.

As a tribute to the memory of Clement “l’Indien” Chamand, who died last week, I decided to make you discover “Ti Frer“, a splendid deep psychedelic Maloya song – Rest in Peace, l’Indien.

Marmay – Ti Frer

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xvuuaOW4nX0

All the best,

Armand de Preseau

Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé (La Reunion, 1976, P.C.R.)

The song presented here, “Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé”, is a beautiful Deep and Raw Maloya track, a musical genre that mixes together traditionnal rhythms, Poetry and political Creole claims that was forbidden by the authorities in the island until 1981.

It that was one the first recordings from Daniel Hoareau (Or Danyèl Waro in Creole langage), one of the most famous musicians from La Reunion, who is still active nowadays, and it was recorded during the 4th congress of the Communist Political Party from Reunion Island in 1976 – Enjoy !

Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Boucé Manzé

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/0GcGkVgAZVc

Best Regards,

Armand