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"Maloya Maniér Fanm" (Kreol language) means "Maloya Made by Women".
Simangavole is a women-only group that powerfully performs traditional maloya, the original rebel music as created by African slaves who were brought to Reunion Island.
Simangavole’s song lyrics draw from raw emotions and feelings. Their high energy read more
The Simbin Project was formed in 2016 under the initiative of the Swiss multi-instrumentalist and producer Fred Hirschy. Simbin Project’s strength and originality lie in blending the virtuosity of the West African kora, as played by Noumoucounda Cissoko, with the electronic and experimental sounds of the Swiss duo "Stade", read more
Siti & the Band
Siti & The Band are musical change makers. They blend traditional sounds of Zanzibar taarab music with contemporary rhythms including jazz, funk and reggae and personal influences from their daily lives.
Amina Omar, aka Siti Amina and her band were greatly inspired by Siti bint Saad and Bi Kidude, the mothers read more
Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Somi has built a career of transatlantic sonicism and storytelling. She continues to craft a fiercely original way of song-making that straddles the worlds of African jazz, soul, and pop with a newfound ease and a voice read more
Zanzibar Taarab Ensemble
The Zanzibar Taarab Ensemble captures the great energy of western Indian Ocean cultural expression and has a program of great variety, easily appreciated by any audience interested in hearing instrumental and vocal colours, tonalities and techniques of the fusion of Arab and African music.
The high quality of read more