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  • blog July 10, 2017

    Field Report: Indian Ocean Music Market and Sakifo Festival

    Feature image above: Pachibaba, photo credit Fabien-Tressaille.   Every year at the end of May/early June, the tropical island of Réunion (in French: La Réunion), a French overseas department located east of Madagascar in the middle of the Indian Ocean, … Read more »

  • blog March 7, 2016

    Video Premiere: Séga Music–An Introduction by Menwar

    Writing from a New York City winter in the heart of hubbub and pavement, it’s hard to envision being in the middle of the Indian Ocean on a tropical volcanic island half the size of Long Island, dancing to a … Read more »

  • review January 21, 2016

    Soul Sok Séga: Séga Sounds From Mauritius 1973-1979

    You can know a lot or a little about séga music, but even if you don’t know where Mauritius is, know this: You gotta hear Strut Records new compilation Soul Sok Séga. The ’60s-70s funk anthology is the world’s best … Read more »

  • blog March 20, 2015

    “How I”: New EP From Mo Kolours

    One of the more interesting musicians currently working in the space between local traditions and international electronic styles, Mo Kolours is a producer who mixes hip-hop, soul, funk and house with sega music from the island nation of Mauritius. Born in the … Read more »

  • interview March 18, 2014

    An Interview With Mo Kolours: The New Sound of London

    Mo Kolours (born Joseph Deenamode) is a half-English, half-Mauritian producer/singer/percussionist from London. His debut self-titled record will be out on March 24, and you can pre-order it from One-Handed Music. We spoke to Mo on the phone to discuss how … Read more »

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