to get instant updates about 'Maloya' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates

Maloya is one of the two major music genres of Réunion, usually sung in Réunion Creole, traditionally with a purely percussion accompaniment. It has origins in the music of slaves on the island, as has the other folk music of Réunion, sega. It is sometimes compared to the American music, the blues.


Compared to sega, maloya can be slow and reflective. Like the blues, maloya is based on a chant-response structure.



Maloya songs are often politically oriented


It is often presented as having purely African origins. However, recently, possible influence from the sacred drumming in Tamil religious festivals has been identified, making maloya a hybrid genre, not just African but also incorporating Indian elements.


Maloya was banned until the sixties because of its strong association with creole culture. Performances by some maloya groups were banned...
Read More

No feeds found

wait Posting your question. Please wait!...

No updates available.
No messages found
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from