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The National Assembly and the Senate to the rhythm of the Maloya

Maloya, rank to the intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO since October 1, 2009, is one of the two major genres of the Reunion island, with sega. This traditional music is being developed through a report broadcast on TV channel LCP Public Sénat.

The National Assembly and the Senate to the rhythm of the Maloya
The National Assembly and the Senate seize the intangible French cultural heritage via the LCP Public Sénat channel. Currently, this media rebroadcast a short program devoted to the Maloya.
Heir of the slave songs, the Maloya evolves, for several years, to merge with other genres like rap or electro: the emergence of a modern, rich Maloya for new sounds and identity always more half-caste. October 1, 2014, the Maloya will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its inclusion on the list of the intangible cultural heritage of Unesco.
Summary of the report 
The Maloya is both a form of music, a song and a dance to the Reunion Island. Mixed from the outset, the Maloya was created by slaves of origins Malagasy and African in the sugar plantations, before spreading to the entire population of the island. Once dialogue between soloist and choir accompanied by percussion, the Maloya today takes more and more various forms, at the level of the texts and instruments (introduction of djembe, synthesizer, battery...). Sang and danced on stage by professional or semi-professional artists, it is mixed with rock, reggae or jazz, and inspired poetry and slam. Formerly dedicated to the cult of the ancestors in a ritual context, the Maloya became little by little a song of complaints and claims for the slaves, and for thirty years, a representative music of reunionese identity. All cultural, political and social events on the island are accompanied by the Maloya, thereby converted to vector of political claims. Today, it owes its vitality to some 300 identified groups, including some internationally known artists, and music education specialist at the Conservatory of Reunion. Factor of national identity, illustration of the process of cultural mixing, bearer of values and model of integration, the Maloya is weakened by sociological change, as well as by the disappearance of its leading figures and cult to ancestors.
Source: LCP Public Sénat 
Find the rebroadcast reportage on the LCP Public Sénat channel on:
Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 0:40
Monday, August 18, 2014 at 19:30
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 16h55
The show is also available in replay on the website of Public Senate.
LCP Public Senate
LCP, officially LCP-Assemblée nationale or LCP - AN, whose acronym literally means “La Chaîne Parlementaire-Assemblée Nationale ", is the French National Assembly TV channel. It was founded on March 20, 2000. LCP makes alternating with Public Sénat, the television channel of the Senate, based on 21 March 2000. The television channel, bringing together the two strings, emits programs 24 hours a day via satellite, via cable, Internet, IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) networks...




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