Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin (Reunion, 1970s, Disques Issa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Crie A Moin Anin“, a incredible deep Folk Jazz Maloya track, one of the major musical genre from Reunion island in the Indian Ocean (with Sega music), that blends together musical roots from France & former slave chants from several African countries such as Zimbabwe (where “Maloya” could be translated by “great sorcerer“), Mozambique (where it could be translated by “incantation“) and Madagascar (where “Maloy Aho” could be translated by “to hurl“).

Prohibited at the end of the 50s by the French administrators of the island, this genre was officially authorized once again in the late 70s, and is listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2009.

The song presented here was recorded in the 70s by Firmin Viry, one of the masters of the genre, and is my favorite from him – Enjoy !

Firmin Viry – Ti Crie A Moin Anin

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

Armand de Preseau

Les Rapaces – Julie (Comoros, 1968, Voix Des Comores)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Julie“, a nice psychedelic island Soul Rock Surf instrumental track taken from the first single recorded in 1968 by “Les Rapaces“, a band from Mayotte island in the Comoros archipelago (Indian Ocean) that began its career in the late 60s, playing covers, yeye or segas in hotels of the country – Enjoy !

Les Rapaces – Julie

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ASCJrtr7WUM

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

Armand de Preseau

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

Ziskakan – Lontan Konm Komela (Reunion, 1989, Ziskakan Self-released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Lontan Konm Koméla“, a beautiful deep maloya island jazz track taken from the fourth album from the very well known band Ziskakan from Reunion (french island in the Indian Ocean), founded in 1979 by the musician Gilbert Pounia, and still very musically active today – Enjoy !

Ziskakan – Lontan Konm Komela

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/64EAIN8F_KQ

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

Armand de Presau

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

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

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