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Soul Sok Séga

Various Artists 'Soul Sok Séga'

STRUT139
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A1 Ti L'Afrique - Soul Sock Séga
A2 Jean-Claude (3) - Mademoiselle
A3 Georgie Joe - Eliza
A4 John Kenneth Nelson - Manuel Bitor
A5 Marie Josée* & Roger Clency - La Vie En Badinage

B1 Claudio* - Bonom Chinois
B2 Les Stardust - Sega Lenoir
B3 Coulouce - L'Amour Artificiel
B4 Caludio* - Bhaï Aboo
B5 Christophe (60) - Mo Parrain

C1 Cyril Labonne - Pop Soul Séga
C2 Harold Berty - Mone Laisser Dire Toi
C3 Michel Legris - Elida
C4 Catherine Velienne - Mo Mari Fini Allé
C5 Jean-Claude (3) - Séga Souval

D1 Ramone (6) - Nouveau Venu Dans L'Endroit
D2 John Kenneth Nelson - Z'Enfant Misère
D3 Georges Jean Louis - Afro Mauricien
D4 Yoyo (10) - Coco Mamzelle
D5 Christian Tossé - Madame Zean
1 Ti L'Afrique - Soul Sock Séga
2 Jean-Claude (3) - Mademoiselle
3 Georgie Joe - Eliza
4 John Kenneth Nelson - Manuel Bitor
5 Marie Josée* & Roger Clency - La Vie En Badinage
6 Claudio* - Bonom Chinois
7 Les Stardust - Sega Lenoir
8 Coulouce - L'Amour Artificiel
9 Caludio* - Bhaï Aboo
10 Christophe (60) - Mo Parrain
11 Cyril Labonne - Pop Soul Séga
12 Harold Berty - Mone Laisser Dire Toi
13 Michel Legris - Elida
14 Catherine Velienne - Mo Mari Fini Allé
15 Jean-Claude (3) - Séga Souval
16 Ramone (6) - Nouveau Venu Dans L'Endroit

2LP, CD

Séga is the traditional music of Mauritius (a small island off the coast of Madagascar) and is known as the “blues” of the Indian Ocean. The music was born during the 17th to 19th centuries by African slaves dancing to improvised music incorporating rhythms from their homelands in West Africa, Mozambique, Zanzibar and Madagascar. From these diverse influences sprang a new, insular dance and music, the séga.

Though initially marginalised, by the mid-1960s séga music had become a symbol of national pride and identity for Mauritius. With the advent of electric instruments, the influx of funk, soul and jazz from the West and the growth of LPs, séga went commercial. Dancefloors started grooving to a more soulful, funky séga beat and séga artists popped up across the island with a new generation of charismatic singers becoming national stars including Claudio, Jean-Claude and Coulouce. Séga, sung in Créole, now united all the communities of the island. Mauritians from the European, African, Indian and Chinese communities, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, all danced and enjoyed séga.

Following excursions into rare tropical and island sounds with the Sofrito series, and the Haiti Direct and Calypsoul 70 albums, we’re proud to present a collection exploring the incredible séga sounds that emerged from Mauritius during the 1970s, Soul Sok Séga, compiled by DJ duo La Basse Tropicale (Natty Hô and Konsöle), based in the neighbouring island of La Reunion.

Soul Sok Sega features extensive sleeve notes from long time Mauritian cultural champion, Percy Yip Tong, including new artist interviews, photos and original vinyl artwork. All formats are unmixed, made up completely of tracks that have never been re-issued internationally.
 
released February 5, 2016
2016, Strut Records - a division of K7 Music GmbH

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