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

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/8oi-d1iDJtY

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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 – 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,
Armand

Alain Peters – Caloubadia (La Reunion, 1981)

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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,

Armand