Ousa Nousava – Zamal (La Reunion, 1997, Oasis Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Zamal“, a deep beautiful Maloya Fusion Jazz bliss track from Reunion island (Indian Ocean), taken from the first album of the band Ousa Nousava, originally released in 1984, with a sound in a very similar vein as the Reunionese band Ziskakan – Enjoy !

Ousa Nousava – Zamal

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/o1ITx6OtS2A

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

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

ADP034 – Lot Koté Loséan (A Deep Trip Into The Sega And Maloya Poetry From Réunion Island

Hello Everyone !

For this time, come aboard and travel with me for a one hour musical trip into the Indian Ocean, exploring rhythms from Réunion Island.

Close your eyes, leave yourself to the sound of Segas, go deeper and lose yourself into the Poetry of Maloya ..

Armand de Preseau – Lot Koté Loséan

You can download the selection here !

Tracklisting :

1 – Firmin Viry – Maloya Na Pa, Nou La Fe (Intro)

2 – Ravan’ – L’Espoir

3 – Ziskakan – Karyol Bourik

4 – Cormoran Group – O Te

5 – Ramone – Soul Regue Prisonnier

6 – Claudio et Les Satanik – Rend Mo Lalliance

7 – Les Pop Experience – Vive L’Amour (Live Version At The Meridien Hotel)

8 – Julien Trenoule – Mon Die Quocaou Moin La Fe

9 – Michou – Maloya Ton Tisane

10 – Herve – Mele Mele Pas Toue P’tit Pierre

11 – Ziskakan – Pei Bato

12 – Troupe Gaston Hoareau – Mon Patrie Mon Bouce Manze

13 – Alain Peters – Caloubadia

14 – Jacqueline Farreyrol – Empare Maloya

15 – Carrousel – Ote Maloya

Have a really nice sunday evening,


The cover of this selection is a tribute to the cover of  the album “Pei Bato Fou” from the band Ziskakan

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,


Alain Peters – Rest’ La Maloya (La Reunion, unreleased)

Following to this article about Alain Peters, the poet and musician from La Réunion island, I decided to share with you an alternate studio take of “Rest’ La Maloya”, one of my favourite song from him, slighty different and deeper than the one you should know !
Alain Peters – Rest’ La Maloya (unreleased alternate vocal take)
Have a really nice week,

Alain Peters – Caloubadia (La Reunion, 1981)

Alain Peters – Caloubadia

Alain Peters was a poet and a musician, born the 10 of March 1952 in the city of Saint Denis (La Reunion island).

Playing guitar since he was 13 years old, he truly began his musical career in the 70’s, playing rock and pop music in several bands in La Reunion, including Carroussel (you can go here for more informations on this band), but was particularly known through his contribution to the Maloya musical scene (a traditional musical genre from La Reunion, as the Sega style), which he was one of the most prominent figures and strongest supporter.

Accursed poet and misunderstood musician during his life, he died the 12 of July 1995 in the streets of Saint Paul (La Reunion island) of an heart disease, from drinking too much and singing misery.

He released one album and a few 7 inches.

Have a nice sunday,