VA - Soul Sok Séga (Séga Sounds From Mauritius 1973-1979) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:11:40 | 366 Mb
World, Funk | Label: Strut Records
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.