YAAM & Kréyol present a Sunday evening of Maloya Power from La Réunion with:
The powerful rhythms and Lindongo's exhilarating energy on stage, they aim at having Reunion’s popular culture recognized worldwide. Hence, their rebel maloya borrows sounds from Madagascar, Western Africa, Jamaica, Brazil or more recently from Cuba, which brings a touch of rumba to the latest EP. This results in a joyous and inspiring line, that will make you dance and smile for sure!
Even if Lindigo look persistently to the past, their approach is neither locked in nostalgia nor caught in the shackles of sterile memory. Such strong foundations give momentum; such roots build up the future. Which is surely the reason why Lindigo appeal so much to the younger generations… And on stage the jubilation of their performance is inevitably contagious, delighting the audience.
MALOYA is one of the two major music genres of Réunion, usually sung in Réunion Creole, and traditionally accompanied by percussion and a musical bow. Maloya is a new form that has origins in the music of African and Malagasy slaves and Indian indentured workers on the island, as has the other folk music of Réunion, séga. World music journalists and non-specialist scholars sometimes compare maloya to the American music, the blues, though they have little in common.Unlike the blues, maloya was considered such a threat to the French state that in the 1970s it was banned.
YAAM An der Schillingbrücke 3
10243 Berlin - Doors: 7pm. / Concert: 8pm.