The Gateway to North America's world music market

7th edition

14
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nov '17

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Maya Kamaty

Maya Kamaty

Saint-Denis

Reunion Island

Maya Kamaty won the ‘Music of the Indian Ocean’ prize for the 4th time in a row, with her island blues melodies and realist songs, combined with the halting ternary rhythm of Reunion Island Maloya. For the well-established artist who made her mark playing with Ziskakan, where she was led by her father, Gilbert Pounia, Creole identity is at the heart of her work. She has managed to transcend her father’s heritage by adding Indian and African influences to her intimate folk style of music. Accompanied by traditional instruments such as kayamb and rouler, and driven by an intense passion for mixing cultures, she has the most promising voice of her generation.

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