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Ziskakan is a maloya group from Réunion. The frontman is Gilbert Pounia.[1] They are one of the most famous bands from the island.[2] The band formed in 1979.[3] Their style includes adding modern techniques to traditional maloya[4] (called electric maloya[5]), as well as adding Indian instruments.[3] Some of their lyrics are from early poems by Dev Virahsawmy,[6] including many of the poems from Les Lapo Kabri Gazuyé.[7]


  1. ^ http://www.cairn.info/article.php?ID_ARTICLE=HER_105_0073
  2. ^ Tom Masters, Jean-Bernard Carillet. Mauritius, Réunion and Seychelles. p. 162. 
  3. ^ a b Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette. REUNION 2009 PETIT FUTE. p. 109. 
  4. ^ Médéa, Laurent. Identité et société réunionnaise: nouvelles perspectives et nouvelles approches. p. 51. 
  5. ^ http://cm.revues.org/122
  6. ^ Banham, Martin. A history of theatre in Africa. p. 425. 
  7. ^ Roshni Mooneeram, Jonathan Hope. From Creole to standard: Shakespeare, language, and literature in a post-colonial context. pp. 52–53. 

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