Friday 06.07.12 - 17:00 - Gloria

Réunion lies east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The tiny dot on the map has its own, original music. The ritualistic droning style of Maloya was created by the descendants of black slaves and has a strong appeal to the sense of independence in the islanders.

Despite his partially French origin, Danyel Waro is one of the most outstanding ambassadors of this culture.  The islanders love him as a unique musician, poet, storyteller, freedom fighter and commentator.

Waro's mission is not to make Maloya easily digestible and streamlined for the global audience. He creates a magical presence with this percussion-based music from his native home, which at times can seem to overtake and overwhelm your senses.

Label: Cobalt / import

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