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

Gerard Bergicourt – Mo Passe La Riviere Taniers (Mauritius, 1978, Disques Jackman)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mo Passe La Riviere Taniers“, a beautiful deep island jazz track from Mauritius from the musician Gerard Bergicourt, adaptated from a very well known local lullaby – Enjoy !

Gerard Bergicourt – Mo Passe La Riviere Taniers

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/NH5h5dT5yHg

Have a nice wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Coulouce – Beau Pere (Mauritius, 1971, Damoo)

Jean-Pierre Mohabeer was a Mauritian singer, one of the legends of the Sega (an important musical genre from the Indian Ocean).

He renamed himself “Coulouce” in the 60s to make his debuts as an amateur singer in the “Baie du Tombeau” region on the island of Mauritius, where he worked as a waiter in a hotel.

Street singer, he met on the road other musicians, with whom he formed at the begining of the 70s his first Orchestra, “Los Creolos“, to animate bals, dancings and weddings. With this Orchestra, he recorded his first singles (Sega Goblet, Angela, Soul Sega) that quickly became great hits on the island.

The divorce with his wife will be the beginning of his fall. He began to drink, and went for oblivion deep in glasses. A descent into hell in the bars, until his meeting with Anecy who became his second wife and helped him up the slope.

In 1992, he made an astonishing comeback with the K7 “Coulouce vine encore“, followed by another in 1994, “Séga socolat“. At the same time, he recorded the CD “Sega seggae” and the album “Coulouce” in 1994.

The singer, who then fell back into oblivion, died a few years ago, on February 2005.

For today, I wanted to share with you “Beau Pere“, a psychedelic Soul Sega track recorded in 1971, one of Coulouce’s biggest hits – Enjoy !

Coulouce – Beau Pere

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/CorwkdfvPLQ

Have a nice Sunday,

Armand de Preseau

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

Claudio accompagné par Les Satanik – Rend Mo Lalliance (Mauritius, 1970s, Production AS)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Rend Mo Lalliance“, one of my favorite song from the Mauritian musician Packiry “Claudio” Veeraragoo, a psychedelic Soul Sega track dealing with a man who separates with his fiancée – Enjoy !

Claudio accompagné par Les Satanik – Rend Mo Lalliance

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel “African Grooves” here : https://youtu.be/mkWE9nDcE3E

Have a nice day,

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

Coulouce – Angela (Mauritius, 1971, Damoo)

Jean-Pierre Mohabeer was a Mauritian singer, one of the legends of the Sega (an important musical genre from the Indian Ocean).

He renamed himself “Coulouce” in the 60s to make his debuts as an amateur singer in the “Baie du Tombeau” region on the island of Mauritius, where he worked as a waiter in a hotel.

Street singer, he met on the road other musicians, with whom he formed at the begining of the 70s his first Orchestra, “Los Creolos“, to animate bals, dancings and weddings. With this Orchestra, he recorded his first singles (Sega Goblet, Angela, Soul Sega) that quickly became great hits on the island.

The divorce with his wife will be the beginning of his fall. He began to drink, and went for oblivion deep in glasses. A descent into hell in the bars, until his meeting with Anecy who became his second wife and helped him up the slope.

In 1992, he made an astonishing comeback with the K7 “Coulouce vine encore“, followed by another in 1994, “Séga socolat“. At the same time, he recorded the CD “Sega seggae” and the album “Coulouce” in 1994.

The singer, who then fell back into oblivion, died a few years ago, on February 2005.

I decided to make you rediscover “Angela“, a sweet deep Sega song – Enjoy !

Coulouce – Angela

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/MvuisZG7b50

Have a nice day,

Armand