Various Artists - Soul Sok Séga

Soul Sok Séga

Various Artists

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 20 tracks 9.99
12" Vinyl Double Album 20 tracks 17.99
Download Album (mp3) 20 tracks 7.99
Download Album (wav) 20 tracks 7.99
Download individual tracks   From £0.79

Description

Various Artists - Soul Sok Séga



Séga is the traditional music of Mauritius (a small island off the coast of Madagascar) and is known as the “blues” of the Indian Ocean. The music was born during the 17th to 19th centuries by African slaves dancing to improvised music incorporating rhythms from their homelands in West Africa, Mozambique, Zanzibar and Madagascar. From these diverse influences sprang a new, insular dance and music, the séga.

Though initially marginalised, by the mid-1960s séga music had become a symbol of national pride and identity for Mauritius. With the advent of electric instruments, the influx of funk, soul and jazz from the West and the growth of LPs, séga went commercial. Dancefloors started grooving to a more soulful, funky séga beat and séga artists popped up across the island with a new generation of charismatic singers becoming national stars including Claudio, Jean-Claude and Coulouce. Séga, sung in Créole, now united all the communities of the island. Mauritians from the European, African, Indian and Chinese communities, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, all danced and enjoyed séga.
Following excursions into rare tropical and island sounds with the Sofrito series, and the Haiti Direct and Calypsoul 70 albums, we’re proud to present a collection exploring the incredible séga sounds that emerged from Mauritius during the 1970s, Soul Sok Séga, compiled by DJ duo La Basse Tropicale (Natty Hô and Konsöle), based in the neighbouring island of La Reunion.

Soul Sok Sega features extensive sleeve notes from long time Mauritian cultural champion, Percy Yip Tong, including new artist interviews, photos and original vinyl artwork. All formats are unmixed, made up completely of tracks that have never been re-issued internationally.

The vinyl version comes on heavy weight 180g Double Vinyl!

Tracklisting

CD Album (STRUT139CD)
  1. Ti L’Afrique - Soul Sock Séga
  2. Jean Claude - Mademoiselle
  3. Georgie Joe - Eliza
  4. John Kenneth Nelson - Manuel Bitor
  5. Marie Josée & Roger Clency - La Vie En Badinage
  6. Claudio - Bonom Chinois
  7. Les Stardust - Séga Lenoir
  8. Coulouce - L’Amour Artificiel
  9. Claudio - Bhai Aboo
  10. Christophe - Mo Parrain
  11. Cyril Labonne - Pop Soul Séga
  12. Harold Berty - Mone Lasser Dire Toi
  13. Michel Legris - Elida
  14. Catherine Velienne - Mo Mari Fini Allé
  15. Jean Claude - Séga Souval
  16. Ramone - Nouveau Venu Dans L’Endroit
  17. John Kenneth Nelson - Z’Enfant Misère
  18. Georges Jean Louis - Afro Mauricien
  19. Yoyo - Coco Mamzelle
  20. Christian Tossé - Madame Zean
12" Vinyl Double Album (STRUT139LP)
  1. Ti L’Afrique - Soul Sock Séga
  2. Jean Claude - Mademoiselle
  3. Georgie Joe - Eliza
  4. John Kenneth Nelson - Manuel Bitor
  5. Marie Josée & Roger Clency - La Vie En Badinage
  6. Claudio - Bonom Chinois
  7. Les Stardust - Séga Lenoir
  8. Coulouce - L’Amour Artificiel
  9. Claudio - Bhai Aboo
  10. Christophe - Mo Parrain
  11. Cyril Labonne - Pop Soul Séga
  12. Harold Berty - Mone Lasser Dire Toi
  13. Michel Legris - Elida
  14. Catherine Velienne - Mo Mari Fini Allé
  15. Jean Claude - Séga Souval
  16. Ramone - Nouveau Venu Dans L’Endroit
  17. John Kenneth Nelson - Z’Enfant Misère
  18. Georges Jean Louis - Afro Mauricien
  19. Yoyo - Coco Mamzelle
  20. Christian Tossé - Madame Zean
Download Album (STRUT139D)
  1. Ti L’Afrique - Soul Sock Séga
  2. Jean Claude - Mademoiselle
  3. Georgie Joe - Eliza
  4. John Kenneth Nelson - Manuel Bitor
  5. Marie Josée & Roger Clency - La Vie En Badinage
  6. Claudio - Bonom Chinois
  7. Les Stardust - Séga Lenoir
  8. Coulouce - L’Amour Artificiel
  9. Claudio - Bhai Aboo
  10. Christophe - Mo Parrain
  11. Cyril Labonne - Pop Soul Séga
  12. Harold Berty - Mone Lasser Dire Toi
  13. Michel Legris - Elida
  14. Catherine Velienne - Mo Mari Fini Allé
  15. Jean Claude - Séga Souval
  16. Ramone - Nouveau Venu Dans L’Endroit
  17. John Kenneth Nelson - Z’Enfant Misère
  18. Georges Jean Louis - Afro Mauricien
  19. Yoyo - Coco Mamzelle
  20. Christian Tossé - Madame Zean

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Soul Sock Séga £0.79
2 Mademoiselle £0.79
3 Eliza £0.79
4 Manuel Bitor £0.79
5 La Vie En Badinage £0.79
6 Bonom Chinois £0.79
7 Séga Lenoir £0.79
8 L’Amour Artificiel £0.79
9 Bhai Aboo £0.79
10 Mo Parrain £0.79
11 Pop Soul Séga £0.79
12 Mone Lasser Dire Toi £0.79
13 Elida £0.79
14 Mo Mari Fini Allé £0.79
15 Séga Souval £0.79
16 Nouveau Venu Dans L’Endroit £0.79
17 Z’Enfant Misère £0.79
18 Afro Mauricien £0.79
19 Coco Mamzelle £0.79
20 Madame Zean £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (20 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Soul Sock Séga £0.79
2 Mademoiselle £0.79
3 Eliza £0.79
4 Manuel Bitor £0.79
5 La Vie En Badinage £0.79
6 Bonom Chinois £0.79
7 Séga Lenoir £0.79
8 L’Amour Artificiel £0.79
9 Bhai Aboo £0.79
10 Mo Parrain £0.79
11 Pop Soul Séga £0.79
12 Mone Lasser Dire Toi £0.79
13 Elida £0.79
14 Mo Mari Fini Allé £0.79
15 Séga Souval £0.79
16 Nouveau Venu Dans L’Endroit £0.79
17 Z’Enfant Misère £0.79
18 Afro Mauricien £0.79
19 Coco Mamzelle £0.79
20 Madame Zean £0.79
Entire WAV Download Album (20 tracks) £7.99