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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