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. 

List of Seggae musicians[edit]

    • Berger Agathe
    • Blakkayo
    • Bruno Raya
    • Caroline Jodun
    • Jahfazon ek Israelite
    • Jahmayka
    • Kaya
    • Linzy Bacbotte-Raya
    • Natir Samarel
    • Natty Jah
    • Otentikk Street Brothers (OSB)
    • Racine Seggae (Renald Collet)
    • Racinetatane
    • Ras Do
    • Ras Mayul
    • Ras Minik
    • Ras Natty Baby
    • Ras Ninnin
    • Ras Poldo
    • Ras Tico
    • Ras Ti Lang
    • Ras Zwazo
    • Solda Kaz Bad
    • Tian Corentin
    • Tikkenzo
    • Ton Vié