soul sok sega (various) - séga sounds from mauritius 1973-79

32.00 €



New or Used : new

Media : Double LP Gatefold

Grading cover / record : S / S (?)

Label : Strut

Year : 2016

Pressing : STRUT139LP

Country : Mauritius

Details / Info

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 seeking relief from harsh conditions in sugar cane fields and on colonial land by dancing to improvised music incorporating rhythms from their homelands in West Africa, Mozambique, Zanzibar or Madagascar. From these diverse African influences sprang a new, insular dance and music, the séga.
Though initially looked down upon, 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 all over the island with a new generation of charismatic singers becoming national stars. 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. (Strut)
Comes with a CD.


A1 Ti L'Afrique : Soul Sock Séga
A2 Jean-Claude : 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 : 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 : Séga Souval
D1 Ramone : Nouveau Venu Dans L'Endroit
D2 John Kenneth Nelson : Z'Enfant Misère
D3 Georges Jean Louis : Afro Mauricien
D4 Yoyo : Coco Mamzelle
D5 Christian Tossé : Madame Zean