I had a pretty busy week and didn’t get to make anything, though I have plans in the works for a couple of interesting things so Watch This Space. In the meantime, a short post about Danyel Waro, the amazing Reunion Islands performer of traditional Maloya music. You can watch an awesome video here. Waro sings in Creole and uses traditional instruments, including thekayanm, a flat instrument made from cane flower stems and filled with saffron seeds; the bob (called birimbau in Brazil), a musical bow attached to a calabash for resonance; and the rouler, a big drum made from barrels with a cowskin head. The music is vibrant and fascinating and Waro’s stage presence is compelling. The BAT Centre in Durban rocked as everyone took to the dance floor and danced the night away. It was a magical performance and I am so glad to have seen it.

Danyel Waro

Danyel Waro

Find out more about Danyel Waro and buy his music here.

Read the press release for this event on Artslink.

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