Rum and Reunion Island

Rum. Picture courtesy of Justin Otto.Sooner or later, during your holidays at any hotel in Reunion Island, you will have the opportunity to get a taste of rum or have a drink that will be sure to contain some. Ever since its invention in the sugar cane plantations of the Caribbean Islands in the 17th century, the distillation of rum slowly propagated among the colonies with the migration of the crews.
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Maloya, music of Reunion Island.

Music Of Reunion Island: Maloya Drummer

During your holidays in Reunion Island, you will surely hear one of the two major indigenous music genres of the island: Maloya.

The origins of this music date from the time of slavery. It was mostly played during religious rituals and then became a way for the slaves and indentured workers to express their melancholy and suffering. Continue reading