Sega, an expression from the soul.

"Sega! ". The word is out and the bodies enter in a trance. A real melting-pot of music and song, inherited from various migratory influences and eras, the Sega remains an identity landmark, symbolising freedom and the zest for living.
Sega is based on an alluring rhythm, a catchy tune and lyrics that are powerful, pictorial, describing daily life with an irresistible Creole banter. Indeed it was the way talented Ti Frere used to share traditional sega, when improvising songs that will always remain a reference for local artist. Traditional sega has three basic instruments. The ravanne, made of goat skin stretched over a wooden hoop and whose calling beat gets the feet jerky on the ground. The maravanne, a sort of flat box filled with seeds, produces a rustling sound that emphasizes the swaying of the body. The triangle marks the syncopated sound of this music from the soul.
Inherited from the times of slavery, the Sega has accompanied the Mauritian population throughout its evolution. The music has evolved, incorporating the sounds of Eastern instruments and various musical arrangements. It wonderfully combines Creole and Bhojpuri or English expressions. It integrated musical influences such as rap and reggae, the latter giving birth to "seggae", a popular fusion of sega and reggae initiated by Kaya, a local artist now gone. But most of all, sega kept its convening power and continues to express an identity that is essentially and genuinely Mauritian.