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Séga, the pace of Mauritius

 

It is the background music of all Mascarene Islands, but particularly one with Mauritius villas. The Séga arrived at these latitudes hand and nostalgia of slaves , especially Africans and Indians, brought to this part of the world by European settlers.Amid this atmosphere, the music of those poor hostages merged with that of their oppressors, especially rhythms such as polka or the crew.

Today, centuries later, the Séga is over also combined with more modern rhythms. So jazz and reggae have blended so well with the sounds of traditional music that has come to create a new style, the seggae, causing furor music and sounds from every corner of the island .

The Ravanes, some drums portentous and very typical, become the kings that mark the rhythm of cheerful séga. Accompanied by maravane and the triangle, the Ravanes invade the airwaves of radio stations, means of transport, bars area, popular festivals and even weddings Westerners who choose this paradise to seal their commitment of love.

The séga not usually written letter and walk hand improvisation. Cantos filled with gasps and exclamations that accompany the dances performed with roguish, sensual tone and, on many occasions, lewd. It is the result of a free dance, perhaps the only product glimpse of freedom that could keep those slaves.


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