Mauritian Sega

A spectacular floor show at the Black Tie Gala Dinner Dance celebrating the AMA 40th Anniversary in 2009, performed by Sega dancers Jalsa Creole.

The sega is a local folklore music.

Sega has African roots  with traditional instruments for producing the music being goat-skin percussion instruments called ravane and metallic clicks using metal triangles.

The songs usually describe the miseries of slavery, and has been adapted nowadays as social satires to voice out inequalities as felt by the blacks. Men are usually at the instruments while women perform an accompanying dance.

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