Three albums produced (click links for album playlist)
2017 | Pou d'vré
2014 | Fanm i dobout (Maloya)
2011 | Maloya Manier Fanm
An example of a Maloya Dance class, led by Katy Toave, lead performer in Simangavole.
Participants will be taken through a class of 1.30hours, learning the fundamentals of Maloya.
The will connect the music and rhythm of Maloya to the fusion of its Creole link, a meld between African and Indian roots.
The indigenous music and dance form of Maloya was often presented as a style of purely African origin, linked ancestral rituals from Africa ("service Kaf" and Madagascar (the "servis kabaré"), and as such a musical inheritance of the early slave population of the island.
More recently, however, the possible influence of the sacred drumming of the Tamil religious rituals has been introduced which makes Maloya' heterogeneous African Malagasy and Indian influences more explicit.
Traditional instruments include:
roulér - a low-tuned barrel drum played with the hands
kayamb - a flat rattle made from sugar cane tubes and seeds
pikér - a bamboo idiophone played with sticks
sati - a flat metal idiophone played with sticks
bob - a braced, struck musical bow