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Artists 2017

Saodaj’ CHELLAH La Réunion World music

Originating from la Reunion, these Creole artists are icons of the new generation who has taken up the torch of the hot maloya music. Thanks to their crystalline voices and their impetuous triple-beat music rhythm, they have managed to mark world music. The young quintet finds its sources in Southern, West African and European influences. Though resolutely open to hybridizations, they remain attached their history as illustrated by the maturity of their acoustic fusion.

Led by the charismatic singer Marie Lanfroy, this nomadic maloya is more than a musical promise. Through her dazzling vocal trances, Saodaj’ invigorates a genre with ecstatic virtues. “An audacious and original band, which musically magnify the cultural richness of la Reunion with lyrics that are contemporary and open to the world.” (Le Mauricien). The band is Winner of the voices of the Indian Ocean, category ” 2015 best music band of the world “.

Marie Lanfroy: singing, percussions.

Jonathan Itéma: singing, Percussions.

Mélanie Bourire: choirs, percussions.

Frédérick Cipriano: choirs, percussions.

Anthony Séry: choirs, percussions.

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Friday 19 May

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