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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Armand de Preseau

Ti L’Afrique (Roland Fatime) – Pop Soul Sega (Mauritius, 1970s, Disques Capricorne)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pop Soul Sega“, a psychedelic Soul Sega Rock track from Mauritius (Indian Ocean), recorded in the 70s by the singer & composer Roland Fatime (better known as “Ti L’Afrique“), founder of the “Soul Sega” musical genre, whose the song presented here is a good example – Enjoy !

Ti L’Afrique (Roland Fatime) – Pop Soul Sega

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Armand de Preseau

Melodie Jazz – Bibidia (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bibidia“, a cool Afro Jerk Mod Soul Funk track from Madagascar (Indian Ocean), only single recorded in the 70s by an obscure orchestra, and released on the legendary Discomad local record label – Enjoy !

Melodie Jazz – Bibidia

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Armand de Preseau

Jeanot Rabeson Et Son Orchestre – Jazz Sega (Madagascar, 1970s, Discomad)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Jazz Sega“, a killer Afro Jazz instrumental track from Madagascar (Indian Ocean) with local Folk influences, including mad organ, bouncy drums & flute parts – Enjoy !

Jeanot Rabeson et Son Orchestre – Jazz Sega

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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

Jean-Claude – Mauvais Zimeurs (Mauritius, 1978, Disques Issa)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mauvais Zimeurs“, a sweet psychedelic Soul Sega track recorded in 1978 by the legendary Mauritian musician Jean-Claude Gaspard, and taken from the second volume of a very obscure compilation intended to promote folk songs from Mauritius and Seychelles islands (Indian Ocean) – Enjoy !

Jean-Claude – Mauvais Zimeurs

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/2xD4bVv0SkI

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday 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

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