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Rough Guide

The Rough Guide To The Music Of The Indian Ocean

Various

RGNET1086CD

Over thousands of years, a constant traffic of outriggers, junks, dhows and galleons rode the monsoon winds of the Indian Ocean. Small wonder, then, that the cultural blends of the Indian Ocean islands are so unique and multifaceted. From the segá of Mauritius, the salegy of Madagascar, La Réunion's maloya and the Arab influenced Zanzibar, to the hip-hop and reggae sounds that have penetrated the region, this album provides an exposé of the variety and depth of culture of the islands.
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Over thousands of years, a constant traffic of outriggers, junks, dhows and galleons rode the monsoon winds of the Indian Ocean. Small wonder, then, that the cultural blends of the Indian Ocean islands are so unique and multifaceted. From the segá of Mauritius, the salegy of Madagascar, La Réunion's maloya and the Arab influenced Zanzibar, to the hip-hop and reggae sounds that have penetrated the region, this album provides an exposé of the variety and depth of culture of the islands.

'An enjoyably varied and danceable musical tour.' Songlines