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Flight 1067 to Africa for Sunday 8 January 2017
An exclusive tête-à-tête with Leila Negrau on Flight 1067 to Africa Sunday 8 January 3-5pm.
Leila is a singer-songwriter & percussionist from Reunion Island. We'll chat about her take on Maloya.
Maloya is a form of music, song and dance native to Réunion Island. Of mixed racial origins since its outset, maloya was created by Malagasy and African slaves on the sugar plantations and was eventually appropriated by the whole of the island’s population. Initially conceived as a dialogue between a soloist and a choir accompanied by percussion instruments, maloya exists today in an increasing variety of forms, both in terms of texts and instruments