Baster (band)

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Baster is a band which from Réunion founded in 1983. They perform sega, maloya and reggae.[1] Their music has been described as electric maloya.[2] They are one of the most popular maloya groups and perform a poetic and lyrical form of the genre.[3]

They formed at Basse-Terre, which was formerly a village near Saint-Pierre but, due to urban sprawl, it is now part of Saint-Pierre.[4]

Their songs are defined by their texts in Réunion Creole written and sung by Thierry Gauliris,[4] and their addition of reggae elements[5] set with strong guitar solos.

In 2002, he went to the Tuff Gong studio of Bob Marley and did reggae versions of his greatest hits.[1]



  • Black Out Tour
  • Mon Royom
  • Lorison Kosé
  • Live 99
  • Lèv' (2006)
  • Du passé au présent (2007)


  1. ^ a b c Dominique Auzias; Jean-Paul Labourdette (2008). REUNION 2009 PETIT FUTE. Le Petit futé. p. 109. ISBN 978-2-7469-2257-0. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  2. ^ Tom Masters; Jan Dodd; Jean-Bernard Carillet (2007). Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles. Lonely Planet. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-74104-727-1. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  3. ^ Salhi, Kamal (2003). Francophone post-colonial cultures: critical essays. Lexington Books. p. 471. ISBN 978-0-7391-0568-9. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  4. ^ a b
  5. ^ Alex Hughes; Keith Reader (2001). Encyclopedia of contemporary French culture. Taylor & Francis. p. 225. ISBN 978-0-415-26354-2. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 

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