Seggae

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Seggae is a fusion genre of sega, the traditional music of the Mascarene Islands, and reggae. Seggae is one of the most popular music genres in Mauritius.

Origin[edit]

It was invented in the mid 1980s by the Mauritian Rastafari singer, Joseph Reginald Topize who was commonly known as Kaya, after a song title by Bob Marley. He campaigned for rights of the Mauritian Creole people.[1] Kaya died in prison in 1999.[1]

A popular Réunionese seggae musician is Baster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tom Masters, Jan Dodd, Jean-Bernard Carillet (2007). Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles. Lonely Planet. p. 45. ISBN 9781741047271. Retrieved 2009-07-31.